James Madison Papers

James Madison to John Brockenbrough, 20 August 1828

Montpellier Aug 20. 1828

Dear Sir

I have received your letter of the 15th. on the subject of "Le grand voyage" de Mons. "Dehon". The letter will be communicated to the Visitors of the University. But it being pretty certain that the resources of the Institution will not permit a purchase of Books, however worthy a place in its Library, beyond those of a cheaper sort, and more requisite for current use, the owner of the work will do well to avail himself of any opportunity for disposing of it, without looking to an acceptance of the offer made to the University. With great respect

James Madison

RC (CSmH); draft (DLC).

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