James Madison Papers

James Madison to Charles Caldwell, 13 March 1828

Montpellier Mar. 13. 1828

Dear Sir

On the receipt of your letter of the 15 Ult: I requested the Bursar of the University to make out a Statement on the main subject of your enquiry, which I inclose. It shews the modes, as well as the amount of the Legislative grants to the Institution.

The Professors receive their salaries out of the permanent annuity of $15.000. with fees from the Students of $50 when attending a single Professor, $30. when two, & $20 when three or more.

It does not appear that any Legislative grants of money, or I believe of land, have been made to any Collegiate Institution. The University alone is of a State character, and under the Government of the State

Wishing every success to the object in your own State which you hope to promote by the examples of others, I tender you anew assurances of my esteem & friendly respects

James Madison

RC (NIC); draft (DLC).

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