James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Carroll, 14 January 1804

From John Carroll

Baltimore January 14. 1804.

Hond. Sir

The inclosed is the copy of a letter, which I received some weeks ago, and I now take the liberty of submitting it to you, for the consideration of the President, if you deem it worthy of it.1 The assiduity and disinterested devotion of the writer and her companions to the painful office of instruction, especially in a country, where it has been hitherto so much neglected, seems to require not only common protection, but special encouragement; and I have no doubt of your concurrence and exertions for the preservation and increase of an establishment, which has hitherto provided a fund out of frugality & self-denial, sufficient to procure gratuitous education for nearly one hundred destitute female children, who, according to the inclosed, were received into the schools of these good Ladies, independently of seventy other girls, boarders in their house. I have the honour to be with great respect, Hond. Sir, Your most obedt. servt

J. Carroll, Bp. of Balte.

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