James Madison Papers

Henry B. Bascom to James Madison, 19 March 1827

Union Town P. 19. Mar 1827.

Mr. Madison,

In the name, and by order, of the Board of Trustees, of "Madison College," recently established, in this Borough—I am instructed to say, that in consideration of your distinguished public & private worth, as a Citizen of the United States—they have taken the liberty, without consulting you, of calling this Institution by your Name. I am directed to tender you the high consideration of the Board—and beg you, to accept from me, individually, assurances of my perfect esteem—Very respectfully—

H. B. Bascom

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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