Thomas Jefferson Papers

William H. Crawford to Thomas Jefferson, 16 April 1821

From William H. Crawford

Washington 16th Apl 1821

My dear Sir

your letter of the 8th inst. was received by due course of mail. As the appropriation for satisfying the states for advances made by them during the late war, is subject to the controul of the war department, I immediately placed your letter in the hands of Mr Calhoun, with a request that he would enable me to furnish the information you requested.

From the View presented in the inclosed note, from him, which was recd this morning, it appears that the amount to which the state of Virginia, will be entitled to receive cannot at this time be ascertained.

As it is probable that the delay which has occurred in presenting the accounts and vouchers of the state, has been the result of the information communicated to him by Mr Hagner, I have addressed to him a note this morning, stating the propriety of immediately presenting the accounts and vouchers with which he has been charged. Perhaps he will be prompted to greater exertion, if the interest, which you take in the matter should be made known to him.

It will afford me great pleasure to be useful upon this occasion, to the cause of education, in which you so properly, & meritoriously devote your time and attention.

Accept my dear Sir my best wishes for the continuance of your health, and for the Success of the undertaking in which you are engaged, & believe me to be

Your most obt Sert

Wm H Crawford

RC (ViU: TJP); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson, late President of the United States Monticello Virginia”; franked; postmarked Washington, 18 Apr.; endorsed by TJ as received 6 May 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Calhoun, John Caldwell; as secretary of war search
  • Crawford, William Harris; as secretary of the treasury search
  • Crawford, William Harris; letters from search
  • Hagner, Peter; as U.S. Treasury auditor search
  • Literary Fund; and U.S. debt to Va. search
  • United States; debt to Va. search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; funding for search
  • War Department, U.S.; and U.S. debt to states search