Thomas Jefferson Papers

Archibald Thweatt to Thomas Jefferson, 17 February 1818

From Archibald Thweatt

Richmond 17 Feby 1818

Dear Sir

There was no prospect of doing any thing in the country, I engaged Several citizens in Petersburg, to get Subscriptions to the Central College and they inform me, that the attempt was vain.

Being a bad manager on my farm, and all my funds being in lands & slaves (very unproductive property to me): I regret that the application finds me without pecuniary resources: not having yet made any Sales.

accept assurances of my profound respect & Sincere regards &c

Archibald Thweatt

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Feb. 1818, but recorded in SJL as received a day earlier. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson, 10 Apr. 1818, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq: monticello Milton Post office va”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 17 Feb.

Thweatt’s farm was his Eppington estate in Chesterfield County.

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