James Madison Papers

James Madison to Robley Dunglison, 16 March 1829

Mar 16. 1829

Dear Sir

I have recd. from Mr. Wertenbaker the Resolution of the Faculty of the 12th. inst; suggesting the appointment of a come. to examine & report on the State of the University; and the circumstances connected with the late Sickness

The reasons expressed for the measure seem sufficiently to recommend it, and my sanction is given in advance to any selection of person that may be made for the trust. The same reliance, may no doubt be placed on that of Gen. Cocke from whom I have not heard since my letter of the 23d. ulto.

Mr. Wertenbaker informs me that Hilliard & Co. wish to discontinue their agency for supplying Periodicals and he suggests the substitution of Mr. Jones near the University for the American Periodicals, and some bookseller in a seaport for the Foreign. The change in the arrangement seems advisable. Some member of the Faculty, may be able to select the proper port, and person.

Hearing nothing of late that is unfavorable I hope the Fever at the University is itself expiring. The measure proposed by the Faculty may notwithstanding be called for, by the permanent cause of such visits lately thrown into circulation

Draft (DLC).

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