James Madison Papers

Henry Clay to James Madison, 20 May 1828

Washington 20th. May 1828

Dear Sir

The inclosed letter has been transmitted to me by Mr. Bemis with a request to address a letter to you in behalf of Mr. Tracie, the writer of it, who is desirous of filling the Greek professorship in the Virginia University. Whilst I comply with that request, I think it proper to add that I cannot offer any opinion of my own as to the competency of Mr. Tracie for the station which he solicits. Should there be a disposition to appoint him, I presume that he will be subjected to the necessary previous examinations. I am, with great respect, Your ob. Servant

H. Clay

RC (CtY).

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