Monticello Jan. 21. 21.
When I gave the order for the last of the loan-money I understood it would discharge every thing we owe, & actually demandable, and mr Brockenbrough did not say that what you request was of that character. still I would not have hesitated to authorise an advance if their were any monies left of the former funds. but the annuity of this year is meant by the Visitors for a particular application which I do not think my self at liberty to interfere with, unless I could see some determination of the legislature to supply other funds. I really regret the obstacle to your request, and that I am not free to remove it Accept assurances of my esteem & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.