Autograph letter, signed. James Madison to Joeseph Carrington Cabell. 1830 April 10.

Autograph letter, signed from James Madison to Joseph Carrington Cabell, 10 April 1830.

James Madison

After Jefferson's death James Madison became Rector.  On April 10, 1830, he wrote to Joseph C. Cabell about the hiring of a new law professor to replace John T. Lomax. He discussed three different candidates, none of whom he believed would accept the position. None of them did, and in the end the choice fell on the ill-fated John A.G. Davis.

Engraving of James Madison. 1833

Engraving of James Madison, 1833