James Madison Papers

[Nicholas P. Trist] to James Madison, 3 April 1827

Dr Sir

Stepping into the post office to put my letter in, I am pleased to find the enclosed left here for distribution. It so happened that it was my intention to say something in my letter, on this very subject, in connexion with one of the transactions at the last meeting, and an account I have since heard of Mr Maxwell’s Speech at HampdenSydney, in which he triumphantly foretold that they (the Presbyterians) would some day or other have the management of the University in their hands. My distrust of the present ruling generation is such that I am not free from apprehension on the subject of this prophecy.

RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book). Docketed by JM.

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