Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Dinsmore to Thomas Jefferson, 29 October 1821

From James Dinsmore

Octr 29. 1821


hearing of your return from poplar Forrest I take the liberty of troubling you on a Subject which is very interesting to me & the more So as I have been confined to the house indeed I may Say to my bed for the last three weeks—owing to a difficulty between the Proctor & mr Perry in Settleing Some Part of the work of Pavillion No 3 West we have been prevented from closeing the a/c. which might otherwise have been done two months ago—& Consequently of drawing the money which would have been due on the Bill—I am So Situated that I am obliged to have money at Court what I would therefore beg of you is that you would favour me with an order for one thousand Dollars which will relive my distresses—I beleive mr Brokenbrough will Satisfy you if neccessary as to the Correctness of my Statement—   with Sentiments of the higest Rpt

I am Sir your obt Sevant

Jas Dinsmore

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received the day it was written and so recorded in SJL.

pavillion no 3 west was later redesignated Pavilion V.

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Dinsmore, James; as builder for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Dinsmore, James; finances of search
  • Dinsmore, James; health of search
  • Dinsmore, James; letters from search
  • Perry, John M.; as builder for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion V search