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Archibald Thweatt to Thomas Jefferson, 17 February 1818

From Archibald Thweatt

Richmond 17 Feby 1818

Dear Sir

There was no prospect of doing any thing in the country, I engaged Several citizens in Petersburg, to get Subscriptions to the Central College and they inform me, that the attempt was vain.

Being a bad manager on my farm, and all my funds being in lands & slaves (very unproductive property to me): I regret that the application finds me without pecuniary resources: not having yet made any Sales.

accept assurances of my profound respect & Sincere regards &c

Archibald Thweatt

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Feb. 1818, but recorded in SJL as received a day earlier. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson, 10 Apr. 1818, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq: monticello Milton Post office va”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 17 Feb.

Thweatt’s farm was his Eppington estate in Chesterfield County.

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