University of Virginia. Novr 16th 1819
I received youre esteemd favor of the 14th and conseive it my duty to inform you of the perfect satisfaction it has given me on the subject of my former letters, had I have been apprised of youre posative & prior engagement with Mr Nelson I should without hesitation have acceeded to his proposals, but from my ignorance on that point had felt considerable reluctance in withdrawing my right to the building of pavilion V but youre letter has convinced of the legality of Nelson’s right, I therefore most willingly concur as to the justice of the proceeding
Geo. W. Spooner. jr
CSmH: Jefferson File.