Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Munford, 17 October 1820

To William Munford

Monticello Oct. 17. 20.


I have this day duly executed, and now inclose the bond you were so kind as to prepare & forward me for the 20,000 D. now proposed to be borrowed of the Literary fund by the Visitors of the University. and I have executed it as I found it prepared, requiring that the interest should commence on the 1st day of the present month. it is a question however which it is my duty to refer to the justice of the1 President and directors whether the interest should commence before the money is placed under the order of the University? I must observe at [this] same time that the sooner this is done the more desirable on our part, as the Proctor informs me that the necessities of his workmen render the final order for the money very urgent.

I tender you the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (CSmH: JF); on verso of reused address cover of Robert I. Evans to TJ, 3 June 1819; one word illegible; at foot of text: “Wm Munford esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: enclosure to Thomas Mann Randolph to TJ, 12 Oct. 1820.

1Preceding three words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Literary Fund; and loans for University of Virginia search
  • Munford, William; clerk of Va. Literary Fund search
  • Munford, William; letters to search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; funding for search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; and loans for University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; builders for search