Thomas Jefferson Papers

Receipt from Thomas Jefferson to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 22 November 1821

Receipt to Arthur S. Brockenbrough

1821 November 22 Reced of the Proctor of the University of Virginia his Dft on the Bursar for One hundred and fifty Dollars for a Hoisting Machine for the use of the said University

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MS (ViU: TJP-PP); in a clerk’s hand, signed by TJ; endorsed in same clerk’s hand: “Hoisting Machine to Thomas Jefferson 22nd Novr 1821 $150.”

On the following day Alexander Garrett, the University of Virginia’s bursar, gave Brockenbrough, its proctor, a receipt (one word editorially corrected) for “one hundred and fifty dollars being so much recieved by him of Thomas Jefferson in part the fou[r]th instalment of his subscription to the late Central College” (MS in ViU: PP; in Garrett’s hand and signed by him; docketed in an unidentified hand: “Garretts recpt Mr Jeffersons sub: 23rd Novr 1821 $150”). On 27 Nov. 1821 Brockenbrough issued a further receipt to TJ stating that he had received from the latter “one hundred & fifty dollars in a Machine to be placed to his credit on acct of his Subscription to the central College” (MS in DLC; in Brockenbrough’s hand and signed by him). TJ paid the balance of the fourth and final $250 installment of his subscription to the University of Virginia in October 1822 (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1386, 1389).

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  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; receipt to search
  • Central College; subscription for search
  • Garrett, Alexander; as University of Virginia bursar search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Receipt to Arthur S. Brockenbrough search
  • machines; hoisting search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; hoisting machine for search