Monticello Jan. 11. 23.
I recollect that when at Lynchburg I proposed to mr Gorman to come and engage in our service at the University, I observed to him that there being no buildings as yet or accomodations for workmen, he could have the use of one of the dormitories for awhile. I do not remember that I specified any particular term, and suppose I did not. an indefinite understanding of that kind I should think might be fairly settled at a year, and that he should be free of rent for that term. accept my friendly salutations.
ViU: Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).