Monto Nov. 28. 24.
Mr Emmet’s letter which you were so kind as to inclose to me by your own would have had powerful claims on our University for the chemical professorship had it been vacant, but the difficulty of finding professors of the grade of science which we wished among those of our country who were unemployed had induced to send an Agent to Europe to some from that side of the water. he is returned and among the engagemts he has made that for the department of chemistry is one which is provided for, and consequently no longer at our disposal. be pleased to accept the assurance of my great esteem and respectful considn.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.