James Madison Papers

James Madison to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 23 October 1830

Ocr. 23. 1830

Dear Sir

I have recd. yours of the 18th. post marked 20th. inclosing the Bill of Nickline & Johnson. I am afraid the authority over us, will think the acct. very heavy one. The papers shewing the precise situation of the sterling fund, being I believe in the hands of the last Chairman of the Faculty or the Secretary of the Board of Visitors, I must ask the favor of you, to have a draft in the adapted form & amount, made out, & forwarded to me, if requiring my agency.

On consulting the Resolution, which provided for the accomodation of the Tutor, I observe that in allotting him quarters in a Hotel or dormitory it contemplated the case of his having a family. Should it be thought however, that his occupying the Pavilion in question, can not interfere with any probable need of it for other uses, & it be with an understanding that it is an arrangement subject to the revision of the Board, I shall not dissent from the indulgence. With great & affecte esteem

As I sign the acct. as one of the Executive Committee one other name at least is to be added, if the formality be requisite

Draft (DLC).

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