Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Rowland Reynolds, 7 August 1819

To Rowland Reynolds

Poplar Forest near Lynchburg Aug. 7. 19


Your letter of July 21. finds me at a distance from Monticello, which may explain the tardiness of it’s acknoledgement. the Visitors of the University having decided to employ otherwise1 all it’s funds of the present & ensuing year, the appointment of Professors will be postponed until the accomodations are provided for their reception; to which object the funds are employed in the first instance. in the mean time your letter shall be preserved for their consider[a]tion. I return that of mr Emmet to Bp Moore presuming it the original which you destine for him. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP); on verso of portion of a reused address cover from Samuel Adams Wells to TJ (see also note to TJ to Joseph Antrim, 8 Aug. 1819); hole in manuscript; at foot of text: “Mr Reynolds”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

1Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • Emmet, Thomas Addis; reference for R. Reynolds search
  • Moore, Richard Channing; mentioned search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Reynolds, Rowland; letters to search
  • Reynolds, Rowland; seeks position at University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; and faculty recruitment search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; pavilions search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; opening of search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; faculty applicants search