Colonial Mirror Of James Madison's Life

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The young life of James Madison could be considered a colonial mirror of the life of many of today’s exceptional scholars. During the summer of 1769, the young adult set off on horseback to further his education. He took three companions along with him on his journey, Alexander Martin, Thomas Martin, and a trusted slave named Sawney. While most college-bound Virginians attended William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Madison chose to attend the College of New Jersey, which is now known as Princeton University. He took on a hefty course load and many stated that he studied too much. Dr. John Witherspoon, the man in charge of the college, even added that he never saw the student do anything wrong, proving himself further as a diligent
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