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From Thomas Jefferson to University of Virginia Board of Visitors, 1819

I thank you gentlemen for the kind indulgence with which you have been pleased to view the feeble services I have been able to render to the board but I am conscious I owe you many Apologies for the imperfect manner in which they have been rendered, and many Acknoledgements for the spirit of order and harmony which has so much distinguished the proceedings of this board.

while I see the public concerns committed to such able Counsellors, and such able Counsellors willing to undertake their direction, my confidence is confirmed that our country is in the high road to prosperity and happiness.

I wish you a happy return, gentlemen, to your homes, your families and friends.


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