Thomas Jefferson Papers

John M. Perry to Thomas Jefferson, 21 January 1821

From John M. Perry

university. Jan. 21. 1821


I have to beg the favour of you to Reconsider the proposition made by the proctor last wednesday mr Lewis has become quite impatient to get home in truth it has become1 the Subject of Conversation for the neighbourhood—that he is waiting here solely on me—if you Can without injorey to the univer’ty permit the sum wanting for him to be drawn—its accomodation to me would be beyond Calculation I do not wish Sir, to be understood in any wey as Complaining to you I have no Cause of Complaint of any sort earthly

Respectfully Sir yr ob Stet

John M. Perry

RC (CSmH: JF); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 Jan. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “beome.”

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