Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Hollins, 2 July 1819

To John Hollins

Monticello July 2. 19.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 25th mr Carr’s of the 24th and mr Appleton’s were all recieved the day before yesterday when the two Sculptors also arrived: on information of the calls to which you had been subjected on account of the University of Virginia, our Proctor happening to be in Richmond, I forwarded to him an order to recieve 840.D. from the treasury of the state, and requested mr Nicholas to advise and assist him in the immediate remittance of it to you. this I expect may be done by depositing the money in the bank of which he is President and forwarding to you their check on a bank in Baltimore: and I have written to inform mr Perkins of these prompt provisions to pay his bills, in order that he might make no inconvenient pressure on you. I feel much concern indeed for the death of mr Stevenson, and for the other and great calamities which have befallen [your]self and your friends, and for none do I feel more than for yourself for whom I have long entertained a high esteem inspired by proofs of your honorable, faithful & friendly conduct. but we must not despair as men without hope. this same uprightness of conduct is a stock, is a capital, whereon you may resume business, with the favor and good wishes of all good men, among which none will be more sincere than mine, of wh[ich]1 I pray you to accept the assurance as well as of my affectionate friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; torn at seal; at foot of text: “John Hollins esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

our proctor: Arthur S. Brockenbrough.

1Word ink stained.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and stonecutters for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Baltimore, Md.; banks in search
  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; Richmond branch of (subentry to be split apart as time permits) search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Carr, Dabney S. (TJ’s grandnephew); and stonecutters search
  • Hollins, John; and stonecutters search
  • Hollins, John; letters to search
  • Italy; stonecutters from search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Perkins, Thomas; and stonecutters search
  • Raggi, Giacomo; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Raggi, Michele; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Stevenson, George Pitt; death of search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; funding for search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stonecutters for search
  • Virginia; treasury of search