Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 17 September 1824

Sepr 17. 1824

I return Mr G Gilmer letter. The uncertainty of his success, and the increase of his expences, give an unwelcome aspect to his mission. It is to be hoped that Scotland will do more for him than Engd is likely to do. Germany may open a field of choice better in some respects than either: But the alien language, and less affinity of manners are grounds of unfavorable comparison. It wd seem that we must at last be obliged to resort to the domestic fund for filling most of the chairs. first

Foreigners of the first rate only would be relished by the public

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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