Monto Aug. 27. 24.
I thank you, Sir, for your favor of the 15th communicating a copy of the catalogue of the officers & students of College and I congratulate you on the prosperous state of the institution. we are engaged here in an establmt on a scale, and in our desire to make it as perfect as we can we have applied to the Universities of Oxfd Cambridge & Edinbg for Professors in branches of science not cultivated here in their highest . so far our prospects are good. I inclose you a paper which will give you a general idea of . should there be in it branches of science not taught with you, or any which may be to a higher degree, of your students when through your classes disposed to go further will be recieved with . our common object being the diffusion of science, it is of little consequence whence this is done. Accept the assurance of my respectful considn
MoSHi: Thomas Jefferson Collection (formerly Bixby).