James Madison Papers

James Madison to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 23 August 1827

Montpellier Aug. 23. 1827

Dear Sir

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 yourself. I return also the letter from Messrs. P & F. lately recd. from you, containing directions as to the Clock & Chronometer. Very particular care will be necessary in their portage to the University as well as in unpacking and putting them to use. As Mr. Bonnycastle may be expected in a few days to be on the spot, it may be well to have the benefit of his Counsel on the whole subject. With friendly respects

James Madison

RC (ViU); draft (DLC).

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