Thomas Jefferson Papers

Randolph Harrison to Thomas Jefferson, 17 February 1818

From Randolph Harrison

Clifton 17th Feby 1818

Dear Sir,

I have delayed longer than was necessary, to return to you the subscription for the central college, in the hope of obtaining further donation, & for the last three weeks, on acct of a fall which has given so much pain as to render me unable to write.

You will find enclosed the subscription which I held, together with one which was conveyed to me by Mr George N: Skipwith. There is one in the hands of Mr Baker, unless it has been conveyed, which in addition to these, will I believe make the sum total from this county. Let me avail myself of this occasion to assure you of the pleasure I feel, in hearing by Mr T:JR: that you enjoy good health.

wit[h] [. . .] respect & esteem [. . .]

Randolph Harrison

RC (ViU: TJP); torn at seal; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Feb. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to James Madison, 11 Apr. 1818, on verso; addressed: “The Honble Thomas Jefferson Monticello” by “Mr T: J: Randh.” Enclosed Central College subscription lists from Cumberland County not found, but see the example printed above at 5 May 1817.

Index Entries

  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); and Central College subscription search
  • Central College; subscription for search
  • Harrison, Randolph; and Central College/ University of Virginia subscription search
  • Harrison, Randolph; health of search
  • Harrison, Randolph; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; good health of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s health search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); delivers letter to TJ search
  • Skipwith, George N.; and Central College subscription search
  • subscriptions, non-publication; for Central College/ University of Virginia search