Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Cooper, 21 March 1820

March 21. 1820 Columbia

Dear Sir

I received yours of the 8th yesterday. The contents greatly chagrined me, as it is on every account to be regretted that your Institution cannot go into operation till 1822; and even that period is contigent. I was right in the commencement of our correspondence on this subject, in taking into my calculations the chapter of accidents.

I shall request mr Vaughan to transmit you a draught not for 1500 $ but for 750 $ only payable 1st May.—

I can make no definitive observations on your letter till I see mrs Cooper: for which purpose I shall desire her to remain in Philadelphia till July when I will visit that place. I am at a loss at present what to determine on. At all events, I shall remove my family to the place where I go myself wherever that may be, for no consideration shall tempt me to live separate from them, the best part of another year.

I remain with affectionate respects Dear Sir Your obliged friend and Servant

Thomas Cooper

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