Thomas Jefferson Papers

Arthur S. Brockenbrough to Thomas Jefferson, 7 November 1820

From Arthur S. Brockenbrough

Nov: 7th 1820

Dear Sir,

Enclosed you will find my duplicate report in the first report I had made an error in the addition, it should have been $ 59.158.81. instead of $ 49.158.81 in consiquence of that error I have varied the form of report, but making the balance required to complete the buildings nearly the same, I hope it will make no difference in the report made by the visitors you will find I have layed on 25 p Cent on the former estimate which I am confident will not be too much from the uneaveness of the ground our brick work is much more expensive than I calculated & the stone work was not taken into the estimate and a variety of other expences have occured not before calculated on—I am Sir respectfully your Obt Sevt

A. S. Brockenbrough

RC (CSmH: JF); dateline at foot of text; addressed (torn): “[. . .]rson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Nov. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: FC of Brockenbrough’s Statement of Expenditures by the University of Virginia, 30 Sept. 1820, enclosure no. 2 in University of Virginia Board of Visitors Report to Literary Fund President and Directors, 2 Oct. 1820.

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  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; letters from search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; Arthur S. Brockenbrough’s Statement of Expenditures by the University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; annual reports of search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; building costs search