Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Gimbrede to Thomas Jefferson, 18 December 1820

From Thomas Gimbrede

U.S. Militarry Academy West Point 18th December 1820.


I was appointed two years ago professor of Drawing to this Institution; the Situation is highly respectable, but the Climate of Virginia would be more Congenial to my feelings & no doubt better for my familly.

I Take the Liberty to bring myself to your recolection, for that University which rises under your Protection; as a Draftman Painter & Engraver. a Communication from you on that Subject will be thankfully recieved.

with the highest consideration I have the honour to be your Obedient Servt

thos Gimbrede

RC (ViU: TJP); adjacent to closing: “to the Honble Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 28 Dec. 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

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