Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph C. Cabell to Thomas Jefferson, 22 February 1821

From Joseph C. Cabell

Richmond 22d Feb: 1821.

My dear Sir,

The University Bill passed to a second reading in the House of Delegates by a majority of one vote only. It is now on its third reading & will be read to-morrow. Our friends, I think, are encreasing. Genl Blackburn will support it. Mr Garland came over & voted for it. If we lose the Bill in the lower House, we shall hang on upon the Poor school bill. I hope we shall work it thro’, in one way or the other. The enemies, seeing its decisive character, have done their best to destroy it. Heaven grant, that I may be able to send you good news in my next. your letters to myself & Genl Breckenridge have arrived, & are thankfully received. Mr Claiborne has withdrawn: and, as I suppose no one else will come forward, I need not come up till the elections. yours faithfully

Jos: C: Cabell

RC (ViU: TJP-PC); endorsed by TJ as received 25 Feb. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Richard Harrison, 31 May 1822, on verso; addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 22 Feb.

The poor school bill was presented to the Virginia House of Delegates on 13 Feb. 1821 as a measure “concerning the appropriation of the Literary Fund” (JHD description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia description ends [1820–21 sess.], 191).

Index Entries

  • A Bill, Concerning the University of Virginia search
  • A bill concerning the appropriation of the Literary Fund search
  • Blackburn, Samuel; as Va. legislator search
  • Breckinridge (Breckenridge), James; as Va. legislator search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; as Va. state senator search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; letters from search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; on Va. General Assembly search
  • Claiborne, Sterling; as potential Va. legislator search
  • education; of the poor search
  • Garland, David Shepherd; as Va. legislator search
  • Literary Fund; and education of the poor search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; and General Assembly search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; opposition to search
  • Virginia; elections in search
  • Virginia; House of Delegates search