Apl. 16. 1824
Yours of the 9th. was not recd. till the evening before the last, and cd. not be sooner answered than by the Mail which <p>asses our Court House today. As it is pro<p>er to give as wide an opening to the University as we can, I readily accede to the <p>rovision of an Anatomical as an 8th. pro<f>essor, which you propose as within a <f>air estimate of its resources. I think however that unless a foreigner of very high distinction can be obtained for that Chair, it may be well to take the chance of filling it a home. Our Medical School, more than any other seems to have risen towards a level with those of Europe; and in none of the learned classes, is there perhaps so much danger of jealousies & antipathies which might obstruct the popularity and success of a Professor from abroad.