Thomas Jefferson Papers

Archibald Stuart to Thomas Jefferson, 28 January 1820

From Archibald Stuart

Staunton 28th Jany 20—

Dear Sir

I have signed & now inclose you a Copy of Genl Casciuzko’s Will—I am happy to learn The Legislature have it in their power to aid the University without imposing any new burthens upon The people: It is too much the Character of that body to commence their Undertakeings upon a large scale to promise liberally & perform badly—I trust however That the Character & Importance of this Institution will exempt it from that Course—you have said nothing in your note respecting your health, If you knew the deep interest we feel in that subject you would not fail to gratify us whenever an Opportunity offered—

I remain Dr Sir yours most affectionately

Archd Stuart

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 4 Feb. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (ViU: TJP); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 May 1820, on verso; addressed: “The honble Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello” by “Mail”; franked; postmarked Staunton, 2 Feb.

For the copy of Tadeusz Kosciuszko’s (genl casciuzko’s) 5 May 1798 will enclosed here, see note to TJ to Stuart, 18 Jan. 1820.

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; wills of search
  • Literary Fund; and General Assembly search
  • Stuart, Archibald; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
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