Thomas Jefferson Papers

Alexander Garrett to Thomas Jefferson, 12 April 1817

From Alexander Garrett

12th April—17

Dr sir

In consequence of Mr Perrys absence from home, I was not able to see him untill yesterday at sun set, when I closed the contract with him in behalf of the college, he has promised to survey it as soon as possible say Wednessday or thursday next; I understand from Mr Winn, that the Glebe money in his hands except about 6. or 700$ is in Virginia bank stock, should not some arrangements be immediately made to dispose of so much of this stock as will enable the Visitors to meet the payment for this purchase of Perry. Mr Winn says the stock is now at about $105–

Very Respectfully Yours

Alex Garrett

RC (CSmH: JF); addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Apr. 1817.

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