James Madison Papers

James Madison to Thomas Bee, 20 June 1828

Montpr. June 20. 1828

I have recd. Sir, your letter requesting information as to a particular feature in the University of Virginia. The inclosed copy of its Enactments will furnish that & whatever else relating to the polity of the Institution may be acceptable.

In reminding me of your father with whom I was a cotempory member of the Revolutionary Congress, I have an oppy. of expressing as I do wth. pleasure the esteem I always felt for his patriotic services, at a period when the public difficulties needed the best that could be rendered.

The superscription I use will shew that instead of objecting to your dropping the Initial title common in such cases I improve on the example by doing the same with the final one. Be pleased to accept my friendly respects

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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