Thomas Jefferson Papers

George W. Spooner to Thomas Jefferson, 16 November 1819

From George W. Spooner

University of Virginia. Novr 16th 1819


I received youre esteemd favor of the 14th and conseive it my duty to inform you of the perfect satisfaction it has given me on the subject of my former letter, had I have been apprised of youre posative & prior engagement with Mr Nelson I should without hesitation have acceeded to his proposals, but from my ignorance on that point had felt considerable reluctance in withdrawing my right to the building of pavilion V but youre letter has convinced of the legality of Nelsons right, I therefore most willingly concur as to the justice of the proceeding

Respectfully Yr Ot

Geo. W, Spooner. Jr

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 20 Nov. 1819.

TJ’s letter of the 14th, not found, is recorded in SJL. pavilion v was later renumbered Pavilion IX.

Index Entries

  • Neilson (Nelson), John; as builder for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Spooner, George Wilson; as builder for University of Virginia search
  • Spooner, George Wilson; letters from search
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  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion IX search