James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Benjamin Silliman, 28 March 1818

To Benjamin Silliman

Montpellier Mar: 28. 1818


I have received your letter of the  1 instant, annexed to your prospectus of the Scientific Journal. The Work, according to the scope allotted to it, can not fail to be interesting, both as a mode of preserving and distributing the fruits of American Science, and of animating the cultivation of it. With this view of the subject, I sincerely wish success to your undertaking; and though I generally decline subscriptions to new publications, particularly such as are of indefinite continuance, I shall with pleasure forward you the sum due for one year, on my receiving the first number of the Journal. Be pleased to accept my friendly respects

James Madison

RC (courtesy of an anonymous collector).

1Left blank in RC. JM referred to Silliman’s letter of 3 Mar. 1818.

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