Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Cooper to Thomas Jefferson, 28 July 1819

From Thomas Cooper

28 July 1819

Dear sir

Mr Binns informs me he has sent you a copy of his Declaration of Independance; finished, except as to the arms of the United States; and he desires me to say that when you have looked at it, he will feel himself obliged by any suggestion you may be inclined to make for the improvement of it; which he will carefully attend to.

Mr Collins went to Baltimore just before the meeting of the mineral Committee you nominated, & I substituted Mr Cloud of the Mint, and Mr W. Hembell, in his room. They have made their report which I send you.

I have put the seal into the engraver’s hands: I presume it will Soon be done: when I get it I will send you the impression before I pay him.

Of Mr Nuttal who is english by birth but fixed here, I shall say no more at present, meaning to refer you to M. Correa.

I am making enquiry for a Tin man; for my own sake as well as for the common benefit, but I believe I shall be obliged to advertise. Adieu Dear Sir: accept I pray you my kind wishes and high respect.

Thomas Cooper

RC (ViU: TJP); endorsed by TJ as received 30 Aug. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 216:38558); address cover only; with 3d page of PoC of TJ to Lafayette, 26 Dec. 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Montecello <at the Bedford Springs Pennsylvania> or to be forwarded from thence. near Charlottesville Albemarle County (Va)” by “Mail”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 28 July, and Bedford, Pa., 12 Aug.

Cooper commissioned Robert Lovett to engrave the seal for the University of Virginia.

Index Entries

  • Binns, John; publishes Declaration of Independence search
  • building materials; tin search
  • Cloud, Joseph; and T. Cooper’s scientific collections search
  • Collins, Zaccheus; and T. Cooper’s scientific collections search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); and botanist for University of Virginia search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); and builders for University of Virginia search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); and mineralogy search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); and seal for University of Virginia search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); letters from search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; and University of Virginia search
  • Declaration of Independence; published search
  • Hembel, William; and T. Cooper’s mineral collection search
  • Lovett, Robert; as engraver search
  • mineralogy; and T. Cooper search
  • Nuttall, Thomas; proposed University of Virginia professorship for search
  • tin; smiths search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; tinsmiths for search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; seal of search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; botany and zoology professorship search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; T. Cooper as proposed professor search