James Madison Papers

John A. G. Davis to James Madison, 21 August 1829

Charlottesville Aug. 21. 1829.

Dear Sir,

I have delayed sending you a copy of the proceedings of the Visitors at their last meeting, much longer than I ought, in consequence of my having been since constantly and laboriously occupied in assisting Mr. Randolph to prepare his grandfather’s works for the press. I was the less uneasy at the delay, from supposing that Dr. Dunglison had carried you, as he told me he should, the sketch of the proceedings which I furnished him; but which, as I have recently ascertained, he forgot to do. A copy of them, with the reports of the Bursar & Proctor accompany this. I have prepared it in the form of which Mr. Trist seems to have adopted; but since doing so, it has occurred to me, that you may wish to see the reports of the committees of Inspection & Finance. If so, and you will be so good as to drop me a line, I will send them immediately.

I avail myself of this occasion to say, that any services I can render to relieve you in the discharge of such of your official duties as I may be competent to assist you in, will be cheerfully afforded; and I hope you will call on me without hesitation. Accept assurances of the great respect and regard with which I am Yr’s &c.

J. A. G. Davis.


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