Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph C. Cabell to Thomas Jefferson, 30 July 1818

From Joseph C. Cabell

Warminster 30th July. 1818.

Dear Sir,

I send you by my brother William, the signatures of the majority of the subscribers to the funds of the Central College in Nelson County to the deed of conveyance of the property of the College to the Commonwealth on the condition of the location of the University at the Scite of the College. I have met with the ready assent of every subscriber to whom I have yet presented the paper; & I am confident there will not be a single dissenting voice. Indeed it is solely to be ascribed to my own forgetfulness that the paper has not yet been presented to all the subscribers. It did not occur to my recollection till to-day, that the assent of the subscribers should be ready for the meeting of the1 Commissioners; my notion had been that it must be procured by the meeting of the2 Assembly. I will thank you to send the paper back by my brother and I will not fail to procure the signature of every subscriber.

I remain, dear Sir, most respectfully & truly yours

Joseph C. Cabell

RC (ViU: TJP-PC); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Aug. 1818 and so recorded in SJL, where TJ indicated that it had been received at “Rockfish gap.”

The deed of conveyance is printed above at 27 July 1818. The enclosed text with signatures from Nelson County has not been found.

1Cabell here canceled “Visitors.”

2Cabell here canceled “subscribers.”

Index Entries

  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; and establishment of Central College search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; and establishment of University of Virginia search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; letters from search
  • Cabell, William H.; delivers letter search
  • Central College; Conveyance of Central College Properties to the President and Directors of the Literary Fund search
  • Central College; establishment of search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; commissioners’ meeting at Rockfish Gap search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search