Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Gimbrede, 18 December 1820

U.S. Military Academy West Point 18th December 1820.


I was appointed two years ago professor of Drawing to this Institution, the Situation is highly respectable but the Climate of Virginia would be more Congenial to my feelings & no doubt better for my family.

I Take the Liberty to bring myself to your recolection for that University which rises under your Protection; as a Draftman Painter & Engraver. a Communication from you on that Subject will be thankfully received.

With the highest consideration I have the honour to be your Obedient Servt

Thos Gimbrede


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