Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John H. Cocke, 8 October 1819

To John H. Cocke

Monticello Oct. 8. 19.

Dear Sir

I inclose you the draught of a letter to Dr Cooper for your consideration & amendments. should these not be so considerable as to disfigure the paper much, you will be so good as to insert them & return the paper with your signature. if too considerable for that, have the goodness to have a fair copy made as you amend it & to return that signed that it may go on without further delay. I write under great sufferance from Colick & rheumatism & can therefore only add the assurance of my great friendly esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP-Co); addressed: “Genl John H. Cocke Bremo. Fluvanna”; franked; endorsed by Cocke, and with his signature twice at foot of text. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ and Cocke to Thomas Cooper, 15 Oct. 1819.

Index Entries

  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); and T. Cooper search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); as member of University of Virginia Board of Visitors search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); letters to search
  • Cooper, Thomas; University of Virginia professorship proposed for search
  • health; colic search
  • health; rheumatism search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; colic search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; rheumatism search
  • rheumatism; TJ’s search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; and faculty recruitment search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; committee of superintendence search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; T. Cooper as proposed professor search