Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Francis W. Gilmer to Thomas Jefferson, 15 January 1818

From Francis W. Gilmer

Winchester 15. Jan. 1818

Dear Sir.

I have now the honor to inclose you the subscription to the central college. I have set about manuscript papers in some other counties with a request that they be forwarded to you or Mr Madison. Some subscriptions will be made in Fauquier.

with sentiments of admiration &c. yours truly

Francis W. Gilmer

P.S. one gentleman from particular circumstances has subscribed 300$ less than he at one time promised—which makes the whole amount that much less than I reported it to you.
It may not be amiss to add that the signatures are all in my hand writing—which they should not have been but for the intimacy subsisting between all the parties & myself. & I have been authorised to subscribe their names.

RC (ViU: TJP); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Jan. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed Central College subscription list not found, but see the example printed above at 5 May 1817.

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