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Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, John H. Cocke, and David Watson, 7 October 1817

To Joseph C. Cabell, John H. Cocke, and David Watson

Tuesday morng Oct. 7. 17.

Th: Jefferson to the Visitors

letters recieved last night from mr Cooper render a meeting of the visitors immediately indispensable, or all done yesterday comes to nothing. if you will be so good as to be at Monticello by ten aclock I will endeavor to detain mr Madison till that hour1 & to get Colo Monroe to meet you there as a halfway house. Accept my friendly & respectful salutations.

RC (ViU: TJP); with subjoined note from Cabell and Cocke to Watson, 7 Oct. 1817 (see note to Cabell to TJ, 7 Oct. 1817); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Cabell, Genl Cocke & mr Watson now at Charlottesville”; endorsed by Cocke. Not recorded in SJL.

1Preceding three words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; letters to search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; visits Monticello search
  • Central College; professors for search
  • Central College Board of Visitors; and proposed professorships search
  • Central College Board of Visitors; meetings of search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); letters to search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); visits Monticello search
  • Cooper, Thomas; and Central College search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); visits Monticello search
  • Monroe, James; visits Monticello search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Cabell, Joseph C. search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Cocke, John H. search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Madison, Dolley and James search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Monroe, James search
  • Watson, David (1773–1830); letters to search