James Madison Papers

John Hartwell Cocke to James Madison, 23 August 1828

Bremo Aug. 23. 1828

Dear Sir,

Yours of the 12. inst. inclosing a Letter from Professor Lomax reached me by our last post.

It is highly desirable to guard against the evils referred to in Mr. L’s communication, but I can see no reasonable hope of effecting anything at this advanced period of the vacation by attempting to communicate with our Colleagues. The dispersed state of our Members renders it impracticable to collect their opinions before the occasion will arrive, likely to produce the inconvenience complained of. I can see no other course left to us, but the expedient you have pointed out to Mr. Trist. I shall therefore either keep Mr. Lomax’s communication or place it in the hands of Mr. Trist to be laid before the Board of Visitors at its meeting in October. With sentiments of high respect & Esteem I am Dr. Sir your obedt. Sert.

John H. Cocke sen


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