Thomas Jefferson Papers

Alexander Garrett to Thomas Jefferson, 3 October 1821

From Alexander Garrett

Charlottesville 3d October 1821.

Dear Sir

I send you herewith a list of drafts furnished me this evening by Mr. Brockenbrough which he states will be wanting before you return from Bedford. by his note he wishes a check for $3000. to meet those drafts and to pay for a waggon purchased for the University, I have therefore drawn a check for the $3000. for your approval if you deem it proper. otherwise the check can be returned, I also send you two other checks to meet the drafts to Perry & Co. Johnson herewith also sent for your inspection,

I would have come up myself to have seen you on this business but cannot leave home and If I understood you aright you set out to Bedford tomorrow.

Very Respectfully Your mo. Obt Servant

Alex: Garrett

RC (CSmH: JF); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Oct. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Garrett, Alexander; as University of Virginia bursar search
  • Garrett, Alexander; letters from search
  • Johnson, Absalom; and University of Virginia search
  • Perry, John M.; as builder for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; accounts of search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; wages for workmen search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; wagons for search
  • wagons; for University of Virginia search