Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Lee, 24 March 1820

To William Lee

Monticello Mar. 24. 20.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 6th is recieved. all our funds are at this time in a course of application to the erection of our buildings; and until they are compleated we shall not go into a further appointment of Professors; this will probably be at least 2. years hence, which I presume will not suit mr Argenil. I therefore return you his papers and avail myself of the occasion of renewing to you the assurances of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Payne Todd to TJ, 7 Mar. 1820; at foot of text: “Mr Lee”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: enclosures to Lee to TJ, 6 Mar. 1820.

Index Entries

  • Arganil, Mr.; introduced to TJ search
  • Lee, William (1772–1840); introduces J. Achard to TJ search
  • Lee, William (1772–1840); letters to search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; progress of search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; faculty applicants search