Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Dabney Cosby, 9 March 1822

To Dabney Cosby

Monticello Mar. 9. 22.


I did not answer your letter of Feb. 28. immediately [on?] it’s reciept because I knew that efforts were still to be ma[de] in the legislature in favor of the University. you have seen by the newspapers that these have all failed, & of course that nothing can be done as to the library this year.

If you will be so good as to let me know what I am in your debt for the bricks you furnished me, & the work done I will place the money in any hands you will name. I salute you with my best wishes and respects.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of David Gelston to TJ, 24 Nov. 1819; two words faint; at foot of text: “Mr Dabney Cosby”; endorsed by TJ.

On 5 Mar. 1822 the Richmond Enquirer reported that efforts to aid the University of Virginia had failed as the state legislative session ended.

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