Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John H. Cocke, 19 July 1817

To John H. Cocke

Monticello July 19. 17.

Dear Sir

The promptitude of subscriptions, far beyond my expectations calls for a prompt decision on some matters which I had supposed might have been in time at our fall meeting. I propose to go to mr Madison’s to consult with him between the middle & last of the ensuing week, and I should be very happy if you could come, go with me to the College ground to see what is done & doing and then to mr Madison’s to assist in our consultations. any day that suits you to come from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive, I will be ready to attend you. our squares are laid off, the brickyard begun, and the levilling will be begun in the course of the week.   Your’s with friendship & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP); addressed: “General Cocke Bremo Fluvanna”; endorsed by Cocke. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

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