Would it be possible for you to be in Richmond and confer with the gentlemen, together with myself and Miss McKenny, who have prepared the bill as it now stands. I wish too that we might have the privilege of a conference with Dean Page and Mr. Gordon. I had almost made up my mind to go to Charlottesville and Staunton for this purpose, but unfortunately illness has overtaken me. If it were possible for you three gentlemen to meet with our committee here prior to Wednesday next it would certainly be the thing I should most desire and of material benefit in a wise decision of the question raised by your letter. If you could in any way bring this about I should personally be most grateful to you.