Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jonathan Thompson, 11 October 1825

Monticello Oct. 11. 25

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 3d is just now recieved, and I have this day instructed the Proctor of the University to remit you immediately the sum of 658. D 32 c on account of that institution which wish the 127.19 formerly remitted for my portion of what was due, makes up the whole sum of 785.51 the only motive for proposing a postponement of the duties was the supposition that Congress might more readily consent to remit an unpaid sum than refund one after payment. the grounds of asking a remission were 1st the disposition to aid literary institutions, and 2. the importation of models of sculpture for the encoragement of the fine arts. these motives will I hope be my apology for the delay of this remittance and with my thanks for your kind and repeated accomodns I pray you to accept assurances of my high respect and esteem

Th: J.


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