From Walter Jones
July 27th. 1799
Mr. Ogilvie,1 intending Soon to pass thro yr Part of the Country, is desirous of the acquaintance of a Person, whose Character he respects as much as yours—it is with pleasure I facilitate his wishes by this Introduction—he is a most ardent Lover of Science and republicanism, and is most assiduously employed in imparting the Principles of both to a respectable & increasing School of promising Youths. Yours dear Sir with great regard
RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Addressed by Jones to JM and marked “Mr. Ogilvie.” Docketed by JM.
1. James Ogilvie (d. 1820), a Scottish immigrant, opened a school in Milton, Albemarle County, Virginia, and founded another later in Richmond. For his outline of a school curriculum, see Ogilvie to Walter Jones, 19 Jan. 1798 (Papers of Gallatin [microfilm ed.], reel 3).