James Madison Papers

James Madison to Alexander Garrett, 11 May 1827

Montpellier May 11. 1827

Dear Sir

Since I recd. yours of May 3, I have recd. the enclosed offer of a Loan from Mr. T. J. Randolph as Trustee of Mrs. Randolph, accompanied by a copy of the paper drafted by Mr. Johnson, from whom I have not heard the result of his communication with the Literary Board. With a view to hasten a provision for debts of the University, I can not do better than put into your hands the two paper<s with a> request that you will state their contents to the Visitors by mail, and as soon as answers of a majority sh<all> give a san<c>tion take the proper steps for giving it effect. For myself you will consider me as concurring in whatever may be approved by any three of my Colleagues. I am sorry to give you so much extra trouble on this occasion, but the dispatch which will be favored by it will I hope excuse it: and Mr Trist will I am sure readily aid in the task imposed by it With sincere esteem

James Madison

RC (ViU); draft (ViU).

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