Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Kezia Norris, 19 October 1801

From Kezia Norris

Baltimore Oct 19th 1801.


I had the honor of transmiting to you (in June last,) a plan of the Female Humane Charity School of this City; and likewise, a list of Doners and Annual subscribers to the same. I now inclose a note of Bishop Carrolls, for your perusal—, Which you will please to return by the next Mail, with the list above mentioned.

Yll much Oblige Sir,

Kezia Norris
Trustee, to the Female Humane
Charity School—No: 42 South S.

RC (MdHi); endorsed by TJ as received 19 Oct. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

Norris’s last letter to TJ was dated 24 June. After the school became a legal corporation by an act of the Maryland legislature in December 1801, Bishop John Carroll was chosen to be president of the school’s new, all-male board of trustees. Former female trustees were renamed “directors” and continued to operate the school (A Brief Account of the Female Humane Association Charity School, of the City of Baltimore [Baltimore, 1803], 4–6).

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