James Madison Papers

James Madison to Chapman Johnson, 2 March 1829

March 2d. 1829

Inclosed is a copy of a Statement by the Faculty of the University, which prepared wth. a wish that it may be published in the Enquirer & Natl. Intelgr. I have forwarded a copy for the latter, and ask the favor of you to have the one inclosed handed to the Enquirer. Previous to this communication from the chairman I had recd. a letter from him, suggesting the Expediency of an inspection & examination at the Univy. by proper persons appd. for the purpose. I forwarded the letter to my Ex. Colleague with a request that if concurring in the expediency, of the measure he wd. give it effect without the delay of further communication with me; informing the Chairman at the same time of the letter to Genl. Cocke. It appears that this information had not been recd. when the Statement was transmitted. But whatever may result from the appeal to Genl Cocke, a publication of the paper can do no injury and may co-operate in correcting the exaggerated reports on an occurrence pregnant with such threatning consequences to the University.

We have been furnished for publication, with the following Statement prepared by the Faculty of the University of Virginia on the subject of the malady with wch. it has been visited.

Draft [with enclosure, statement for newspapers?] (DLC).

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