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To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 14 October 1825

Montpr octr 14 1825

Dr sir

Mr Browere (pronounced Brower) is so anxious to pay his respects to you that I can not refuse him a line of introduction His object is to take your likeness in plaster, much desired it appears by patrons of a Public Gallery. His success as an Artist is very highly attested. His bust of Genl Lafayette is pronounced by other imitation Artists as a conspicuous proof of his talent. The little specimen he has given here accords with his reputation. Being apprized that you will not submit to the tedious operation for a Bust, he limits his hopes to a Mask of the face only, which can be quickly taken with but little fatigue to the patient & to which he can add the other parts, from a mere outline on paper.

I have heard nothing as to the University since I parted from you. I hope things continues well there; and that Key & Long will have seen their error in the course so hastily taken by them. I find all I meet with anticipating permanent good to the Institution from the incidents which threw a transient cloud over it.

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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