Thomas Jefferson Papers

Josiah Meigs to Thomas Jefferson, 26 July 1820

From Josiah Meigs

Washington City—July 26, 1820.

Dear & respected friend,

I hope you will excuse the trouble I may perhaps occasion by this Letter.

A worthy friend of mine from Connecticutt wishes to be informed what is the proper mode of application for a Professorship in the University of Virginia—

With the great body of the People of the United States I am grateful to the Author of all good that he continues your life and health & usefulness—

I have frequently intended to pay my respects to you personally at Monticillo, but official business has hitherto prevented the gratification of my wishes—

Whereever I may be you will not doubt of my sincere esteem, respect and veneration—

Josiah Meigs

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 4 Aug. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Levett Harris, 12 Dec. 1821, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson, Virginia”; franked; postmarked Washington, 28 July.

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