Philadelphia May 14
I have much pleasure in sending you a Copy of Peter’s Letters, which I trust will be found to contain some interesting information, not only relative to the University of Edinburg, but to those of Oxford Cambridge and Glasgow; as well as many anecdotes of literary characters, which I hope may amuse you.
That part of the Letters which relates principally to Edinburg, is written by Mr Lockhart, the Editor of Blackwood’s Magazine, and the Son in law of Sir Walter Scott: that which has reference to Glasgow by Wilson, the Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburg.
In the hope that it may prove of some utility in the completion of your interesting and laudable views at Charlottesville
I: J. Chapman
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.