Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 19 February 1823

I congratulate you on the loan, scanty as it is, for the University; in the confidence that it is a gift masked under that name; and in the hope that it is a pledge for any remnant of aid the Establishment may need in order to be totus teres atque rotundus.

Can you not have the hands Set to work without the formality of a previous meeting of the Visitors? I have recd no notice from Richmond on the subject.

Health & every other happiness

James Madison


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