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To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 11 March 1819

From Thomas Jefferson

Monticello Mar. 11. 19.

Dear Sir

I inclose you a letter received last night from mr. Cabell1 containing interesting information as to our University as well as something further with respect to Dr. Cooper. Be so good as to return it with those formerly sent you. I recieved by the same mail a commission as visitor, and an authentic appointment of the last Monday of this month for our first meeting at the University. I have written to the new members to request them to come here the day before that by talking matters over at our leisure we may make a short business of it at the University where we shall have no accomodation. Ever & affectionately your’s

Th: Jefferson

FC (DLC: Jefferson Papers).

1In Joseph C. Cabell’s letter to Jefferson of 8 Mar. 1819, Cabell noted some Virginia legislative business relating to the university and questioned the authority of the Central College visitors to enter into contracts with Thomas Cooper that would be binding on the visitors of the University of Virginia (Cabell, Early History of the University of Virginia, 170–72).

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