James Madison Papers

James Madison to V. Ferron, 16 November 1828

Montpr. 16 1828


I have recd. your letter of the 14th. Instant. The provision for lessons in fencing, having been made by a special act of the Visitors, without any authority to the Rector, to extend it to the case of dancing, I cannot as such give the sanction to your wish. Whether any thing passed at the late meeting of the Visitors from which their sentiments might be inferred, I know not, having not been present. Genl. Cocke the other member of the Executive was, and I shall forward your letter to him, from whom an answer be obtained. With respect

J. M

Draft (DLC).

Index Entries