Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Lemuel Shaw, 20 February 1822

Monticello Feb. 20. 22.

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Shaw for the report of the committee of the legislature of Massachusets which he has been so kind as to send him on the Maryland proposition to appropriate lands for the purposes of education. the Committee has certainly made a very strong argument against a measure which promised at first to be carried by acclamation. he begs leave to assure mr Shaw of his high respect.


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