Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Cooper to Thomas Jefferson, 24 June 1818

From Thomas Cooper

June 24. 1818

Dr sir

Dr Coxe’s election comes on the first Tuesday of next month. They talk of deferring the election for chemical professor to the first Tuesday in September. I am not sufficiently instructed to know the causes of this inconvenient determination.

I send you, ad interim, a Syllabus of lectures of which I have delivered two courses. They have produced very complimentary letters of approbation from both my classes, and so far they have been very satisfactory to [me].   accept my best wishes; always.

Thomas Cooper.

RC (ViU: TJP); mutilated at seal; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Montecello Virginia”; franked; inconsistently postmarked Philadelphia, 23 June; endorsement by TJ torn. Recorded in SJL as received 28 June 1818.

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