Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John M. Perry, 21 January 1821

To John M. Perry

Monticello Jan. 21. 21.

Dear Sir

When I gave the order for the last of the loan-money I understood it would discharge every thing we owe, & actually demandable, and mr Brockenbrough did not say that what you request was of that character. still I would not have hesitated to authorise an advance if there1 were any monies left of the former funds. but the annuity of this year is meant by the Visitors for a particular application which I do not think myself at liberty to interfere with, unless I could see some determination of the legislature to supply other funds. I really regret the obstacle to your request, and that I am not free to remove it. Accept assurances of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Capt Perry”; endorsed by TJ.

1Manuscript: “their.”

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Literary Fund; and annuity for University of Virginia search
  • Perry, John M.; financial situation of search
  • Perry, John M.; letters to search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; claims against search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; funding for search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; and funds of University of Virginia search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search