Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jerman Baker to Thomas Jefferson, 14 May 1821

From Jerman Baker

Treasury Office Richmond 14th May 1821

Dr Sir,

As I know that you feel considerable interest on every subject relating to the University of Virginia, I take the earliest opportunity of informing you that I have this morning received from the Treasurer of the United States a draft for Thirty thousand Dollars on the Branch of the Bank of the United States in this place;—which has been put to the credit of the President & Directors of the Lity Fund And will I presume enable them forthwith to comply in part with the provisions of the Act of Assembly authorising a Loan to the Pre: & Visitors of the University. Be pleased Sir, to present my affectionate regards to Mrs R. & family & accept the assurance of my

Very great respect & esteem

Jerman Baker

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 17 May 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John H. Cocke, 15 Aug. 1821, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 14 May.

mrs r.: Martha Jefferson Randolph.

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  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); as treasurer of Va. search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); letters from search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); sends greetings to M. J. Randolph search
  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; drafts of search
  • Crawford, William Harris; as secretary of the treasury search
  • Literary Fund; and loans for University of Virginia search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings sent to search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; funding for search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; and loans for University of Virginia search