Carysbrook. May 22. 1819.
Understanding that the Grammar School at Charlottesville has commenced, I have thought it best, to avoid loss of time, to send Wilson Miles up immediately, although in several respects, not ready to leave home—From the circumstance of my not having yet carried my Tobacco to market. I am not at present in funds to pay the portion of board that may be required in advance. I hope this will make no material difference—and request the favor of you to be guarantee for me to that extent for a short time. Immediately on my return from Richd to which place I shall go in the course of 10 days, I will visit Albemarle and make the necessary arrangements for that object.
Wilson J. Cary.
ViU: Thomas Jefferson Papers (text formerly in Carr-Cary Papers).