James Madison Papers

David Malin and Charles B. Sedgwick to James Madison, 5 November 1832

Clinton (Ham. Coll.) Nov. 5. 1832


We are authorized to inform you that you are elected an honorary member of the Phi Gamma Alpha Society of Hamilton College.

This society was organized soon after the establishment of the college & has had for its uniform object the promotion of literature friendship & morality: Its library now consists of about fifteen hundred volumes & is receiving constant accession

Desirous of obtaining the influence of the friends of intelligence & virtue in our country in favor of our Society we address ourselves to you, hoping that you will be willing by allowing to place your name on our list of honorary members to encourage our efforts in a cause so intimately connected with the prosperity of our country——We have the honor to be Very respectfully Your servants

David Malin

<C. S.> B. Sedgwick


RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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