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I cannot too much thank you for your kind letter of the 14 th It gave me great relief from the anxiety I was under on account of reports as to your health & the affairs of the University—To the last, as mere reports, I should have paid no attention, after those which prevailed on the same subject, & without even the shadow of a foundation, some time ago. But the Richmond Enquirer which I see...
I thought I had mentioned to you some time ago that to prevent people’s passing through the grounds on the North side of the Rotunda, the gate at Dinsmore’s corner should be taken away and a fence run from there leaving a lane to the gate at Hotel B so as to leave an entrance into the gate at East street but not to pass on further Gen l Cocke mentioned to me yesterday that you proposed to run...
I wish to get the ground immediately around the University surveyed in order to get the lots of the Professors & Hotel Keepers layed off to the best advantage, I can get some of the young gentlemen here (that understand surveying) to assist me if you will do me the favor of lending me your compass & chain they shall be taken particular care of, and returned immediately after the work is...
I am a bout to petition Congress to see if they will do me the same Justice that was done to other officers who fought by my side in the Revolutionary war. In stead of half pay for life the officers present mad choice of a commission of full pay for five years in the highest rank they held in the Army during the revolutionary war. Which was a greed too Many many young officers who had not...
You have laid me under the greatest obligation, by your kind forbearance on the note of my grandson, endorsed by me. age and infirmities have for some time disabled me from business and obliged me to turn over every thing of the kind to my grandson Th: J. Randolph in whom I have unlimited confidence. I had before recieved notice from the bank and sent it directly to my grandson, to whom I had...
I take the liberty of writing this introductory letter to you for the purpose of diminishing the embarrassment, with which my young friend M r Davis will present himself at Monticello to pay his homage to you I venture to assure him, of that kind reception, which is merited by the feelings that prompt his visit to you; MHi .
I am sure you have found, ere this that the being in a position to bestow offices, is not a very pleasant circumstance and you had before experience enough that the sollicitation of them is not more so. I have therefore made it a general rule not to trouble the government with such sollicitations. yet there are now and then cases which oblige one to disregard rule. I dare say you must well...
Your letter of Sep. 8. enquiring after the house and room in which the Declaration of independance was written has excited my curiosity to know whether my recollections were such as to enable you to find out the house. a line on the subject will oblige D r Sir DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The kind good wishes you have so often manifested for the success of our University has encoraged me to levy on you as a contribution the little services we may have occasion to ask in Philadelphia, which I am sure you will consider rather as occasions of exercising your benevolence than as burthens. I had engaged a most excellent Brewer to furnish our boarding houses at the University, and...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the Postmaster at Lynchburg, and having requested him in a note of yesterday to send by mail to this place a letter which he supposes to be lying in that office for him, he has now to pray he will send it by the bearer, being an earlier opportunity than he had expected would occur: & tenders him his salutations. Privately owned.