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I do not feel myself at liberty to give a letter of introduction to you to any one, but perhaps in the case of a son you will forgive the intrusion and Mrs. Madison may with her accustomed goodness ensure my pardon. My son indeed making the southern tour feels the desire so common to your countrymen of enjoying once in his life the happiness of seeing Mrs Madison and yourself and I cannot...
Upon my return home three days ago, I found the inclosed Letters from Mr. Short. As they contain interesting information, in relation to our vacant Chair at the University (which it is so desirable should be filled as promptly as possible) I avail myself of the earliest opportunity to forward them to you—When I lately passed through Richmond, I learned from Mr. Johnson, that he had received...
My friend, H. Gilpin Esqr., of this city, has some idea of paying an early visit to Virginia, & will no doubt be desirous of paying his respects to you. Mr. Gilpin is distinguished for his talents, acquirements & productions, as a man of letters, & not less so for his excellent moral qualities & polished manners. It affords me particular pleasure to have such an occasion to renew the homage of...
When I had the pleasure of visiting Montpellier last year, I promised Mr. Payne to send him some vaccine matters so soon as I could obtain any: the enclosed is the first I have been able to recommend—You will oblige me by placing it in his hands. The only plan to be adopted in using it is merely to moisten it with cold water & to cover the point of the lancet well with the solution. Mrs....
I have duly recd. your letter of the 20th. communicating the proceedings of a meeting of the Alumni Association of Nassau Hall, and the unanimous appointment of me for its President. I hope it will not be doubted that I feel all the value of such a mark of respect from a source so respectable. Nor can I be insensible to the distinguished names with which mine is officially united. It is with...
Your two very obliging letters of May 30th and Aug. 6th have been received. Although you have already seen some of the letters sent by you to General Washington, yet I have tho’t it best to put the whole in the parcel, which I have left with Mr Coolidge for Col. Peyton. You will understand, therefore, that this parcel contains all the letters from you, which I have found among General...
In tracing the conduct and character of Genl. Jackson I have had a correspondence with Genl. Armstrong upon the subject of the provisional order to Genl. Jackson of the 18th. July 1814—authorising him on certain conditions to take possession of Pensacola. It appears that order was not recd. until after the peace, on or about the 14th. March of 1815. The circumstances under which it was recd....
I have recd. yours of the 21st. and return the paper enclosed in it. As the packages are for the University, your proctorship will I presume, authorize your opening in the case. I have recd. no Invoice yet of the Articles imported. Should it come to my hands, it shall be immediately sent to you; and if arriving at the University under address to the Rector, I request you to break the Seal...
I find from the Newspapers, that the Chair of Natural philosophy in the University is now vacant, by the translation of Professor Bonnycastle to the Mathematical School. Experience, talent, & Moral Character will no doubt guide the distinguished board in appointing a successor to that scientific gentleman, and influenced by the honour, emolument & usefulness of the situation, the friends of...
I have the honour to inform you, that on the day of the last annual Commencement of this Institution, the Alumni, who were present on the occasion, organized an Association, and unanimously elected you its President. Your acceptance of this appointment will be exceedingly gratifying not only to the members of the Association, but to all the friends of the College. Enclosed is a copy of the...
J. Madison has duly recd the copy of Mr. Grimke’s address before the Literary & Philosophical Society of S. Carolina politely forwarded to him. Altho he is not prepared to accede to some of the opinions contained in it, he tenders his thanks to the Author, for the pleasure afforded by the learned & interesting views which characterize the discourse. Draft (DLC) ; copy (MiU-C) .
I recd. by the last mail your letter of the 9th. I am truly sorry for the distressing situation which it describes; But the considerations which were formerly mentioned to you, as controuling my sympathises, instead of abatement have acquired additional force: and limit my answer to your request, to a renewal of the good wishes, which unavailing as they are, are all that I can offer. With...
Your favor of June 5. did not arrive before the Visitors who met in July had closed their Session & left the University. I may safely take on me however, to say that they will feel great obligation for your kind efforts to find a proper Professor for the vacant Chair. In the uncertainty of obtaining, without the University itself, a Successor to Mr Key, the Visitors thought it best to...
Yours of the 3d inst: reached me by the mail of yesterday, inclosing one from my Brother in which he directs me to return you the amount of your check, what I would now do if the sum was not unfortunately an inconvenient one for a letter—Mr & Mrs Stevenson, my sister Betsey & myself propose however, on our return from the Springs, to accept of your kind Invitation to Montpellier, where a more...
After your great kindness in the loan you were so kind as to make me, it is imposing on generous feelings to make any further request—But at this time I assure you I am in distress—We owe twenty five dollars for house rent, and unless we can raise it our little furniture (a present to Mrs Scott) will be sacraficed—If God spares my life, it shall with the other, be faithfully repaid— Often have...
Your letter informing the Visitors that you could not join them at their late meeting, was recd. by all of them with the particular feelings of regret excited by the cause of the disappointment. I hope the indisposition was transient, and that your health is now in a satisfactory State. You will have understood that Mr. Key persisted in his resignation, & that Mr. Bonnycastle has taken his...
I find by a letter from Col. Peyton of Richmond that he is on a Northern tour which will carry him to Boston. I mention the circumstances that in case you have any communications you wish to make, for which he would be a conveyance preferable to that of the mail, they may be put into his hands. He will readily take charge of them; and being a particular acquaintance of Mrs. Randolph, now with...
You will perceive by the enclosed letter from Mr Southard, that, it was our calculation to have had the pleasure to call on you, on our way to the Sulphur Spring. I reached here this morning and Judge Brooke was just arrived in Mr. Southard’s carriage which will force me to go on with him this evening to Gordonsville. I regret most sincerely it will not be in my power now to visit yourself &...
Yours of the 30th. was recd. yesterday. I am sorry for the trouble you have taken in searching for the morceau in question. Having observed that the whole of Franklin’s Works published, were in the Library of the University, I took for granted that it might be easily sought for; and if there, found either in the biographical part, or under the miscellaneous head. It now occurs, that the...
Since my return home, I have received the letter from Mr. Gallatin of which a copy is enclosed. Be so good as to forward it to Mr. Cabell, with a request that he send it to Mr. Johnson, who from Richmond will easily give it conveyance to Mr. Loyall. I will make known its contents to Mr. Monroe and Mr. Breckenridge. I have heard nothing from any other quarter on the subject of the vacant Chair....
Your favor of June 7. was duly recd. & yesterday I recd. one from your brother Edwd explaining the case it referred to. It was accompanied by the letter to you now enclosed. We have been promised a visit much wished for from Mr. & Mrs. Stephenson and Miss Betsy. Can’t you add to our pleasure by making one of the party? With great & affee. esteem Draft (DLC) .
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Robbins with many thanks for the copy of his oration delivered on the 4th. of July last. Less can not be said of it, than that it has taken very interesting views of well chosen topics, and given an instructive example of condensed and vigorous eloquence Draft (owned by Jasper E. Crane, Wilmington, Del).
I have duly recd. the copy of your Oration on the 4th. of July last. In making my acknowledgements, with the passage under my eye, ascribing to me "the first public proposal for the meeting of the Convention to which we are indebted for our present Constitution" it may be proper to state, in a few words, the part I had in bringing about that event. Having witnessed, as a member of the...
I am aware of the delicacy, nay of the intrusion, of my being here in your house, and whilst in it demanding favours—But I know not what to do. In the distressing embarassments it to which myself and children are thrown, I had to apply to some one for aid, whilst the other peculiarity of my circumstances, urged that I should address myself but to a person like yourself. The station, sir, which...
My delay in writing has been greater than you probably expected when we parted or than I intended; but I am not altogether without apology for it. In the first place, making up the record took me three days. A fourth was entirely taken up by some business which did not admit of postponement; and subsequently, three others by an indisposition somewhat of the nature of that from which you are...
Mr Jos. W. Farnum the junior professor in the academy of this place, intending to pass the ensuing month of Vacation in travelling beyond our mountains for Health & improvement, is desirous of paying his respects to you & Mrs Madison in the progress of his journey, & has requested a letter of Introduction from me— Mr Farnum is a native of Providence, Rhode Island, he has resided some years in...
I beg leave to introduce to you Mr. Hoffman, Professor of Law in the University of Maryland, who, on his way to the Western Springs of Virginia, proposes I understand to pay his respects to you. Mr. Hoffman is too well known to Fame to require more than the annunciation of his name to make him welcome—and I need only to add that learned as he is in his profession, you will find that his...
Your favour of June 26. inclosing a copy of the Charter of the College, having arrived during an absence from which I am just returned, I could not sooner acknowledge it. It gives me pleasure to find that the Trustees are about to attach to the Institution an Agricultural Department, an improvement well meriting a place among the practical ones, which the lights of the age, and the genius of...
J. Madison, with his respects to Mr. Phillips, informs him that the date asked for in his letter of the 9th. inst. is March 5. 1751. RC (offered for sale by Abraham Lincoln Bookshop, Chicago, Ill., 2008). To H. B. Bascom
Thursday. July 19. The board met, present the same as yesterday. Resolved that the Bursar of the University be authorised to borrow from Thomas Jefferson Randolph, trustee of Mrs Martha Randolph, a Sum not exceeding Twenty thousand dollars, at an interest of Six per centum , per annum , payable Semi-annually, at the office of the Farmer’s bank of Virginia, in Richmond. For the money so...