Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Hartwell Cocke, 13 December 1825

Charlottesville Decr 11 1825

Dear Sir,

I have this morning received a letter from Mr Timberlake, saying, that Mr Michie has taken a school which prevents his accepting the office of Librarian—

Accompanying this communication is a strong recommendation from Mr Timberlake in favour of Mr James M Bramham—who will deliver this but having no personal acquaintance with Mr B can only inform you, what I learn of him from Mr T–s letter—that he is a son of Major L. Bramham of Louisa. “of steady & uniform deportment”—of “close attention & application to what he undertakes—” has lived some time in Mr T employment—And “is said to be a good Latin & tolerable Greek Scholar”—

With high respect—Yours

John H. Cocke


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