Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Oldham, 2 November 1821

To James Oldham

Monticello Nov 2. 21


I write by the return of your Messenger to mr Brockenbrough placing him at entire liberty to have all differences of accounts settled by any arbitrators he thinks proper, I think a mutual negative on the Choice of arbitrators would be fair & proper—I salute you with esteem and respect—

Th, Jefferson

Tr (ViU: Oldham Papers); in the hand of chancery court clerk William S. Eskridge; exhibit E conjoined with Tr of Oldham’s Bill of Complaint against the University of Virginia Board of Visitors and Proctor, [before 26 Sept. 1825]; at foot of text: “Mr Oldham.” FC (MHi); abstract in TJ’s hand on verso of portion of reused address cover to TJ, reading in full: “that I had written to mr Brockenbr. placing him at entire liberty to refer to whatever arbiters he pleases. recommendg a mutual negative on their nomination”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosed in Oldham’s Bill of Complaint.

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Oldham, James; as builder for University of Virginia search
  • Oldham, James; letters to search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; disputes with workmen search