James Madison Papers

James Madison to Frank Carr, 23 April 1833

Montpr. Apl. 23. 1833

Dear Sir

I have recd. from Mr. Peers President of the Transylvania University, a request of such information concerning the University of Virga as might be useful to him in revising the code of the former, a task committed to him by its Trustees. I am unwilling to decline altogether a compliance with an application which has so laudable an object; and as doing the best I can in my decrepit condition, I must ask the favor of you to put under the same Cover with my answer, & forward by the Mail, via City of Washington a copy of the original enactments, and copies of all the successive enactments, shewing the changes & additions, suggested by experience. Be so good also as to add to the collection a copy of the Ground plot of the University which was published some years ago. I am sorry to give you this trouble, tho’, it will I am sure find an apology, in the motives, common to us on the occasion. If any expence in the manuscript or printed copies of the documents referred to be incurred, enable me by an intimation of the amount, however small, to replace the advance. With great esteem and cordial salutations

J. M

Draft (DLC).

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