Thomas Jefferson Papers

Alexander Garrett to Thomas Jefferson, 25 October 1817

From Alexander Garrett

October 25th 17.


I was in hopes of seeing you yesterday on your return from the college, Mr Chisholmn tells me he is in want of money to pay his hands and purchase provisions &c for those employed in the building, that he has paid away all the money he could raise of himself, we have not as yet advanced him any. Mr Peyton has upwards of $1000. in readiness, ariseing from the sale of the bank stock. Will you if you please write me whether I shall furnish Mr Chisholmn with money, and what amount;—I shall, go from home tomorrow & not return for 7 or 8 days

Yours very Respecty

Alex: Garrett

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 25 Oct. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

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  • Central College; builders for search
  • Central College; employees of search
  • Chisholm, Hugh; and brickwork for Central College search
  • Garrett, Alexander; as Central College treasurer search
  • Garrett, Alexander; letters from search
  • Peyton, Mr.; and Central College search