James Madison Papers

James Madison to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 March 1827

Montpellier Mar. 27. 1827

Dear Sir

I trouble you with another letter to Genl. Cocke, for reasons which I need not repeat. Be so good as to look at Mr. Jeff--n’s instructions to Mr. Gilmer and observe whether they do not suggest a better explanation than is given in the letter to Mr. Gallatin of the terms he is to hold out, as inviting a successor to Mr. Key. And if so, drop me a line, unless you favour us with a more agreeable mode of giving the information. Affectionate respects

James Madison

Can you readily see whether an advertisement ever issued inviting applications for professorships before the University was supplied. If there ever was, the papers left by the Rector probably contain the original draft, which it may be well to look at

RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); draft (DLC).

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