Thomas Jefferson Papers

John H. Cocke to Thomas Jefferson, 7 September 1820

From John H. Cocke

Bremo Sept: 7. 1820

Dear Sir,

I think your proposals to the Raggis reasonable and more liberal than they cou’d have expected—and for the interest of the University, by far more eligible, than any of their own propositions:—I have therefore copied your proposals, over your signature, and added my own in the form of a letter to Mr Brockenbrough—You will receive it herewith.

I am sorry that you have declined calling upon me on your way to Bedford—the consideration urging you to it, is the effect of mistaken information—A short time ago, we had many friends with us, but at present we have very few—if therefore, you still mean to visit Mr Eppes, I hope, you will resume your original intention of taking this in your route.—

I am, Sir, with highest respect & Esteem


John H. Cocke

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 25 Sept. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Cocke and TJ to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 7 Sept. 1820.

Index Entries

  • Bremo (J. H. Cocke’s Fluvanna Co. estate) search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); and Bremo (house) search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); and University of Virginia construction search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); letters from search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); TJ plans visits to search
  • Italy; stonecutters from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Raggi, Giacomo; as stonecutter at University of Virginia search
  • Raggi, Michele; as stonecutter at University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stonecutters at search