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To Thomas Jefferson from John V. Kean, 6 April 1825

University=Apl 6th—1825

It is not lightly that I appreciate the favour (for such I greatly esteem it) lately confered on me by my appointment to the office of Librarian. Though so early an absence, is not the most auspicious sign of future—diligence & promptitude in place, yet I have to request one of you to whom I feel responsible until a meeting of the Faculty or Visitors or those under whose direction soever I may be—It is to accompany my brother, who has been absent some months, to see our sister—a Leave of absence for 2 days I have obtained from the Gentlemen whose lectures I attend With respectful esteem I have the honour tobe

Your’s &C

Jno V. Kean

CSmH: Jefferson File.

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