James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John S. Skinner, 18 November 1822

From John S. Skinner

Balt: Post: Off: Nov 18. 1822

Dear Sir

This conveyance will bear to you a beautiful & very perfect specimen of northern corn—exhibited at the late Agricultural exhibition at Brighton.

I sincerely rejoice at your prospect of adding a Professorship of Agriculture to your university, as it will enlighten & dignify the most useful of all occupations.

If I could be justified in so far trespassing on the leisure which you ought to be allowed to enjoy, after so many important services to your country, I would entreat occasional communications on the leading topicks which the American Farmer was established to discuss & illustrate. With sincere respect & regard Your obt. ser

J. S. Skinner

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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