James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 10 August 1825

To Thomas Jefferson

Montpellier Aug 10. 1825

Dear Sir

Your Circular of the 4th. instant did not come to hand till yesterday. In the present attitude of things the reappointment of Mr. Gilmer to the Law professorship seems a matter of course; though I am sorry to learn that there is some ground to apprehend that his qualifications are not as well understood & as highly estimated as they deserve to1

RC (DLC). Fragment. Remainder of text, closure, and signature clipped. Jefferson’s docket “recd Aug. 11” is adhered to the verso.

1Fragment ends here.

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