Thomas Jefferson Papers

Arthur S. Brockenbrough to Thomas Jefferson, 17 January 1821

From Arthur S. Brockenbrough

University Va Jan 17h 1821

Dear Sir,

Captain Perry wishes to raise about $2000.00 to meet his engagements with a Mr Lewis a gentleman of Kentuckey who is now in the neighbourhood waiting on him—the Bursar being without funds he has no chance of obtaining that sum unless you will be so obliging as to give the Bursar a draft on the President & Directors1 of the Literary fund for the amt wanted, I have no wish to draw the balance of the annual appropriation as yet, as most of the claims of large amt against the institu[tion are] paid off except about $1000 due for the last years Negro hire—   I am Sir respectfully

your Obt Sevt

A. S. Brockenbrough


When you can conveniently ride up here should be glad to consult with you on puting up some of foundations on the western street with stone—& that as soon as the weather will permit


RC (CSmH: JF); mutilated at seal; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Jan. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “Diretors.”

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; letters from search
  • building materials; stone search
  • Garrett, Alexander; as University of Virginia bursar search
  • Lewis, David Jackson; and J. M. Perry search
  • Literary Fund; and annuity for University of Virginia search
  • Perry, John M.; financial situation of search
  • slaves; work at Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; claims against search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; funding for search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; African Americans (free and enslaved) employed at search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; building materials for search