Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Clapper, 27 July 1820

Charlestown Jefferson County

Great Sir,

I may appear to take a liberty, which I ought not to do, but your liberality will countenance it, because addressed through patriotic motives, and a confidence in my capacity to be useful. As the superintendant of a great concern, including multifarious duties, may by his influence, or right appoint subordinate agents. I entreat that you will be so good as to give me some employment under you in the conduct of the central college of Virginia to its completion. I am a man of good education & will devote it in any way to the benefit of the work, & my own support. If you will be so kind as to let me know whether there is any vacancy, I will forward the necessary recommendations

Wth great esteem Yours [. . .]

John Clapper


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