Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Leitch to Thomas Jefferson, 18 April 1818

From James Leitch

Charlottesville april 18th 1818

Dr Sir,

I have this Day Changed a Subscription paper to the Central College, making it payable in three Annual Installments have presented it to three persons two have Subscribed $175—my zeal for the Institution have Induced me to1 act in this (unauthorised) Should this Course meet your approbation I am of Opinion a Considerable Subscription may Still be obtained, & if an Idea Could with propriety be Used that a Subscription2 to the C, College would be any Surety to Getting the University it would meet with encouragement please let me have your Instructions on this Subject—   Your ever Obliged Friend

Jas Leitch

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 22 Apr. 1818 and so recorded in SJL; with apparently unrelated calculations by TJ on verso.

1Manuscript: “to to.”

2Manuscript: “Supscription.”

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