James Madison Papers

James Madison to George Tucker, 25 January 1828

Jany. 25. 1828

Dr. Sir

I have recd. your letter of the 20th. The view you give of the usefulness of Dr. Barbers Lectures [go] to the Students, and the favourable dispositions of the Faculty reconcile me to the indulgence you suggest for him. You are aware however that my authority, being individually not greater than that of any other Visitor, except as one of the Executive Committee, the concurrence of Genl. Cocke is as necessary as mine. Should that be given, on your making the case known to him, Dr. B. can be allowed the use of either of the places you name.

I thank you Sir for the little volume, accompanying your letter. The pleasure expected from its perusal, will induce me not to delay it more than may be unavoidable.

Draft (DLC).

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