James Madison Papers

James Madison to William Cranch, 31 January 1836

31 Jany. 36.

Dear Sir

I enclose a letter from Mr. McCleland, of whom I have no knowledge, containing a plan for the Washington Monument. I have merely informed him that I should do so—with an intimation to address to you his further communications on the subject.

It has I believe been the practice abroad in such cases to invite a competition from men of genius and taste. With my respects and cordial salutations

J. M.


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