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James Madison to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 4 May 1829

Montpellier May 4. 1829

Dear Sir

I have recd. your two letters of Apl. 29 & 30; and return the paper inclosed in the latter, which seems very proper for the publication intended.

The subjects suggested in the paper inclosed in the other, some of them particularly, are important, and will doubtless receive the due attention of the Visitors. The change proposed in the Dormitories, tho’ an improvement with reference to the object stated, and to some others also, will however so far reduce the quarters for Students within the University as to be liable to objection, untill additions can be made to them. I think it will be well for you to forward to the Visitors, copies of the paper as you may find it convenient, that when assembled the questions may be the more readily decided on. I return the letter from Mr. Parker. With friendly respects

James Madison

RC (ViU); FC (DLC).

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