James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John W. Green, 10 January 1818

From John W. Green

Fredericksburg Jany 10. 1818

Dear Sir.

I have to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 7th Inst. as well as your former favour1 covering subscription papers for the central colledge. I have given such attention to the subject as my engagements from home and the urgency of my professional business would permit But have been wholly unsuccessful. Upon my return from Richmond whither I go tomorrow I will renew my efforts. But do not hope much success. Yr ob st

John W. Green2

RC (DLC). Addressed by Green to JM “Orange CH.,” and franked. Postmarked 3 Jan. Docketed by JM.

1Letters not found.

2John Williams Green (1781–1834) represented Culpeper County, Virginia, in the state senate from 1815 to 1819 and served as a member of the 1829 Virginia constitutional convention. In 1822 he was elected a judge on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (Swem and Williams, Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 381; Tyler, Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, 2:63).

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