Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Neilson to Thomas Jefferson, 15 February 1820

From John Neilson

University Feby 15. 1820.


A difference of opinion between General Cocke and me, having arrose as to the terms of our contract. It was mutually agreed to leave the decision to your judgement. inclosed I send you a copy of our contract, with proposals offered to me by General Cocke, like wise my understanding of the Contract

Hopeing you will pardon me for thus troubling you, I am with the most sincere

respect, your most Humble servant

John Neilson.

Ps I am making a beggining on the Pavillion 5 having brought up some workmen with me

RC (ViU: TJP); endorsed by TJ as received 15 Feb. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

pavillion 5 was later renumbered Pavilion IX.

Index Entries

  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); and University of Virginia construction search
  • Neilson (Nelson), John; as builder for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Neilson (Nelson), John; letters from search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; disputes with workmen search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion IX search