Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Hall, 7 May 1821

Philada May 7th 1821


I feel it my duty to apologise for my procrastination in acknowledging the receipt of your favour of the 12th Apr, respecting the appointment of Chemical Professor in the new University I hope, sir, that this apparent neglect will not be construed into disrespect towards a Patron of Science.

I was not a little disappointed at the account with which you honored me, of the present state of your Institution, differing as it does, from those which I had previously heard, in such material points.

As I believe that your plan is admirably calculated for the purposes of education as well as the improvement of Science and the support of its dignity, I must always feel interested in its concerns, independently of my hope of becoming connected with it

Please to accept my thanks for your promised attention to the documents which I have taken the liberty of entrusting to your care—should their object be ultimately attained, I will consider no exertions as too arduous, that may have a tendency to promote the interests or respectability of the Institution—meanwhile Believe me

Sir very respecfully your obet Sert

Thos M Hall M. D


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