Fincastle Augt 12th 1825
Your fav. of the 4th inst has just been recd. I can see no impropriety in the reappointment of Mr Gilmer to the Law chair of the University. He was our first choice & nothing has occurred that I know of to diminish his claims and if reappointed before our meeting in October, I will then cheerfully unite in ratifying it. Indeed I wish that it may be done, that we may get rid of the mortifying difficulty of fitting a chair so important to the immediate success of the institution
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.