Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 3 January 1822

To Joseph C. Cabell

Monticello Jan. 3. 22.

Dear Sir

I have recieved a letter from Mr Griffin a member of the legislature on the subject of the University, to which I have this day given an answer. not knowing to what purpose it may be used I inclose the letter and a copy of the answer for the information of mr Johnson and yourself, to enable you to meet any quotation which might be made otherwise than in the genuine terms & spirit of the answer. I will ask your return of these papers when the term of their use shall be past. affectionate & respectful salutations

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP); addressed: “Joseph C. Cabell esquire or, in his absence Chapman Johnson esquire both of the Senate of Virginia now in Richmond”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 5 Jan.; endorsed by Cabell. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Bernard Glenn to TJ, 20 June 1820; endorsed by TJ as a letter to Cabell and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Thomas Griffin to TJ, 29 Dec. 1821. (2) TJ to Griffin, 3 Jan. 1822.

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