Monticello May. 25. 25.
I inclose you the Report rendered by mr Gilmer to the Visitors on his return, together with the Catalogue and cost of the books . as also the Catalogues and cost of the apparatus the balance of £ 163–1. sterl. left in the hands of the banker at our order, balances his account for the 1800. £ sterl
his compensn for time, services & expence was to be 1500. D, which not being charged as the 1800. £ sterl. or 8000 D. was I suppose drawn separately here, consequently this whole 8000, D was advanced for books and apparatus by the general fund, and is now due to that fund by the library . I was mistaken therefore in calling that debt 6000. D. only, which must be corrected accdly
It will be very long before I can expect to go again to the univy in the mean time I have several things which require consultn with you. I shall be glad therefore to see you here as soon as convenient friendly salutns.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.