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James Madison to James Monroe, 11 August 1828

Montpellier Aug. 11 1828.

Dear Sir

On the rect. of yours of the 5th. I wrote immediately to Mr. Trist, to forward you a copy of the Resolution you wish. Not having yet recd. the circular transcript of the Proceedings of the Session, I could not furnish one myself. I have desired Mr. Trist also to authenticate to you the day for the next meeting of the Visitors; for which my recollection assigns, the first day of October.

You will have seen that Docr. Patterson accepts the Chair of Nat: Phil: as does Docr. G. Harrison that of Ancient Languages on the limited terms proposed to him. From a letter just recd. from Mr. Lawrence, it appears, that the answer of Mr. Ritchie, to the hypothetical offer to him, had not been recd: but that it was not doubted, that it would be acceptable to him, after his failure to obtain the birth he sought in the London University. I lost no time in apprizing Mr. Lawrence of the appointment of Dr. Patterson.

We have had at length plentiful rains, as I presume has been the case with you, & indeed generally. Our thirsty soil, will however soon call for more. We hope you continue to receive good accounts from Mrs. Monroe, & to find in relief from fatigue a restorative of your health. Affectionately yours

James Madison

RC (DLC: Monroe Papers); draft (DLC).

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