From John A. Wharton
Near Davis’ Store Dec. 27th 121
Some five or six months since, I addressed a letter to you, from Nashville Tennessee:1 requesting any information which you might possess relative to the University established near Charlottesville. From the circumstance of your not having acknowledged the receipt of it, I am persauded [sic] you did not receive it: I therefore take the liberty of addressing a second letter, the object of which is precisely the same as that of the first, to wit:
- When the institution will be opened for the reception of students?
- What qualifications are necessary to insure an entrance into either class?
- What will be the expenses of board and tuition per annum?
You will pardon the last enquiry, as econimy in my financial calculations, is indispensably necessary: and as I entertain fears that I will be compelled, with an eminent degree of reluctance, to abandon the pursuit of a favorite object. Any other information which you can communicate, will be thankfully received. I tender you the assurance of my profound respect and very high esteem.
Jn: A: Wharton