Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas P. Jones, 13 March 1821

To Thomas P. Jones

Mar. 13. 21


Your favor of the 5th is recieved. the act of our legislature to which it alludes has by no means the effect of hastening the openg of our University. it authorises it only to run further in debt for the completion of the buildings1 by another loan, which as well as a former one is2 to be repd still out of the annuity formerly given to the Univty and if it is ultimately so to be repd, it removes the openg to a very distant day indeed. but we are constantly in the hope that when the finances of the state will afford it the legislature will clear us of the debt. this however is so uncertain that it wd be quite premature at present for the Visitors to come to any resoln on the subject of Professors. accept the assurce of my gr resp.

Dft (CSmH: JF); subjoined to RC of Jones to TJ, 5 Mar. 1821.

1Preceding six words interlined.

2Preceding eight words interlined.

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  • An act concerning the University of Virginia (1821) search
  • Jones, Thomas P.; letter to search
  • Jones, Thomas P.; seeks professorship search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; funding for search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; and faculty recruitment search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; and General Assembly search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; opening of search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; faculty applicants search
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