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Thomas Jefferson to John H. Cocke, 19 July 1817

To John H. Cocke

Monticello July 19. 17.

Dear Sir

The promptitude of subscriptions, far beyond my expectations calls for a prompt decision on some matters which I had supposed might have been in time at our fall meeting. I propose to go to mr Madison’s to consult with him between the middle & last of the ensuing week, and I should be very happy if you could come, go with me to the College ground to see what is done & doing and then to mr Madison’s to assist in our consultations. any day that suits you to come from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive, I will be ready to attend you. our squares are laid off, the brickyard begun, and the levilling will be begun in the course of the week.   Your’s with friendship & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP); addressed: “General Cocke Bremo Fluvanna”; endorsed by Cocke. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

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  • Central College, Board of Visitors; meetings of search
  • Central College; construction of search
  • Central College; siting of search
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  • Cocke, John Hartwell; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Montpellier (Madison family estate) search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); visitors to search