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James Madison to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 13 April 1829

Apl. 13th. 1829

Dr Sir

I have recd. yours of the 10th. inst. As you can judge better probably than I can of the rule sugested by equity for adjusting the effect of the late suspension at the University, between the Students & the Hotel Keepers, I can only advise that you continue to exercise your own judgment, keeping in your hands as far as may be admissible, the means of accommodating a final arrangemt to the opinion of the Visitors at the next meeting. Altho, not probable, it is possible, that a question of law may be appealed to in the case; a consideration which will doubles the advantage of the answer of Mr. Johnson to your letter. I have never yet heard whether Genl. Cocke had regained his health & returned from Norfolk to Bremo.

There can not certainly be any objection to your suggesting—improvements in the regulations, of the Univer[expansion sign]y If any doubt cd. exist it would only be as to the mode, and this cd. be readily settled when the occasion arrives.

I observe in the advertized list of letters remaining in the Post Office at Charlottesville one to "John P. Todd" Be so good as to take it out & enclose it to me, noting the postage."

Draft (DLC).

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