Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Francis Bloodgood, 18 February 1820

To Francis Bloodgood

Monticello Feb. 18. 20.

Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to mr Bloodfood and his thanks for the offer in his letter of the 5th inst of the collectio[n]1 of minerals to the University of Virginia; and he regrets that that institution is not yet advanced to the stage for making such purchases, the whole of the funds at command being necessarily devoted to the erection of buildings. he tenders to mr Bloodfood the assurance of his great respect.

RC (NjP: Throop-Martin Family Papers); dateline at foot of text. PoC (ViU: TJP); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

1Ending of word cut off at margin of RC and PoC.

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