To Virgil Maxcy
Montpellier Novr. 20. 1822
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Maxcy, with thanks for his pamphlet in defence of the Maryland Resolutions proposing grants of public land for the purposes of Education to the States which have not received them. Of the publication less can not be said than that it has taken a very able & interesting view of the question.
RC (NN); draft (DLC). RC addressed and franked by JM to Maxcy at “Tulip Hill near Annapolis Maryland.” Postmarked 26 Nov. at Orange Court House. Minor differences between the copies have not been noted.