Philadelphia 1st pril 1821
I understand that the appointment of Professors in the Central University of Virginia is about to take place, and I take the liberty of offering myself as a candidate for the chair of Chemistry in that institution.
Aware of the importance of this station, I have not neglected to collect such testimonials in relation to my qualifications as I hope will be satisfactory. I have to request that you will submit them to the consideration of those gentlemen by whom the selection is to be made.
Thos M. Hall M.D.
CSmH: Jefferson File.