Thomas Jefferson Papers

Arthur S. Brockenbrough to Thomas Jefferson, 29 March 1819

From Arthur S. Brockenbrough

Richmond March 29 1819

Dear Sir

I expected to have had the pleasure of delivering the enclosed letters in person, but unexpected business has prevented it, if there is any prospect of my being usefully & profitably employed at the University you will please inform meIf materials are easily come at I would probably become a large undertaker, the Salary of the Proctor alone I fear would not be a sufficient inducement and boarding the students unless the Hotel was completely furnished by the institution I do not think I could undertake—The proctorship with a Salary and the prevelage of becoming an undertaker of the wood work of the buildings at fixed rates would perhaps be an inducement—If I can aid the business in any way, you will oblige by leting me know, and if necessary I will go up and make farther enquiry into the business

I am Sir respectfully your Obt sevt

A. S. Brockenbrough

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Mar. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Wilson Cary Nicholas to TJ, 27 Mar. 1819. (2) Spencer Roane to TJ, 27 Mar. 1819.

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