James Madison Papers

James Madison to the Visitors of the University of Virginia, 7 January 1828

Montpr. Jany. 7. 1828

Dear Sir


I have just recd. from Mr. Brougham a letter on the subject of Professor Long, a copy of which is inclosed, with a copy of the answer, which I thought it best to forward without the delay of a previous communication with my Colleagues. If there be any thing in the answer, not according with your views of a proper one, be so good as to intimate it. If I have not expressed the sense of the Visitors, an explanatory letter will be hastened to Mr. Brougham.

I have recd from Mr. Long a letter sayg that he had recd. one from the Secrey. of the Council for the London University, informing him that his presence about the end of Aug: wd. be indispensable, & that the Chairman Mr. Brougham would communicate with me on the subject. Mr. Long observed at the same time, that on learning from Mr Cabell & afterwards by a letter from me, the wishes of the Board, he had written 2 letters to England for answers to wch. there had not been time. My answer to him corresponded with another to Mr. B. and informed him of the purport of the latter.

Genl. Cocke will Be so obliging after perusing this & its inclosure, to forward both under the prepared cover to Mr. Cabell & Mr. Johnson, from whom they may find the way to Mr. Loyall. I will make the communication myself to Mr. Monroe & Mr. Breckinridge.

Draft (DLC).

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