Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Breckinridge to Thomas Jefferson, 28 September 1820

From James Breckinridge

Fincastle Sep. 28th 1820

Dear Sir

I must beg you to excuse me for not attending the board of Visitors on Monday next. I am so much afflicted with a pain in the back that the journey, even in a carriage, would be attended with great inconvenience. I will endeavour to visit [the]1 University on my way to the assembly when I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you.

Yours with sincere friendship & esteem

James Breckinridge

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Oct. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Louis H. Girardin, 17 Aug. 1821, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Albemarle Co”; stamped; postmarked Fincastle, 30 Sept. 1820.

1Manuscript: “to visit to.”

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  • Breckinridge (Breckenridge), James; as member of University of Virginia Board of Visitors search
  • Breckinridge (Breckenridge), James; as Va. legislator search
  • Breckinridge (Breckenridge), James; health of search
  • Breckinridge (Breckenridge), James; letters from search
  • carriages; mentioned search
  • health; back pain search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; meetings of search
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  • Virginia; General Assembly search