James Madison Papers

William Wertenbaker to James Madison, 13 March 1829

University of Va March 13th. 1829


By order of the Faculty, I have the honor of sending you the enclosed resolution of that body. I also send you a letter from Hilliard Gray & Co of Boston to the Librarian of the University, by which it appears that they wish to discontinue their agency in furnishing the University with periodicals. The manner in which they have furnished the Library, has been at all times a subject of complaint & dissatisfaction with the Faculty, and has subjected them to much inconvenience, so that it is very desirable that some other agent should be employed.

Should the Executive Committee think proper to appoint a new agent, I would respectfully suggest that Mr Jones the Bookseller near the University, would be a suitable person for such periodicals as are published in the United States, but for those published in Europe it would perhaps be better to engage some Bookseller residing in a Sea port—I have the honor to be your Obd Hbe. Servt.

Wm Wertenbaker

RC (ViU). Docketed by JM.

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