Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William F. Gray, 4 April 1819

Monticello Apr. 4.19.


I have duly recieved your favor of Mar. 20. and the books came to hand a few days ago, shewing by their package they were securely stowed, but by the carelessness of the driver sadly injured, being soaked with rain to the lowest tier of the box. I now inclose you an order on Richmond which I hope can be made use of with you. to the 37.25 for the books sent I have added 6.D. for the Portfolio by guess, and would have added for Bowditch’s book also, which had been requested some time ago, but that I did not know what it’s price would be, and indeed feared you had forgotten it. the commencement of our University is deferred by the necessity of applying all it’s funds to building accomodations for the Professors and students previous to recieving them. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

Apr. 7. desired him to send

 Smith’s Longinus Gr. Eng.

 Neilson’s Greek exercises

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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