Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Patterson, 6 January 1819

Baltimore 6 Jany 1819—

Dear Sir

I sent you yesterday, by the mail, a pamphlet by Dr Potter of this City on contagian, which he gave to me for that purpose—Dr Potter is a man of genius, & his memoir has arrayed against him a host of enemies among the advocates of the old system which, he attempts to explode—

I have also, sir, to thank you for the pamplet containing the report of the Commissioners, respecting the University of Virginia, which you had the goodness to Lend me. There is no subject which interests me so much as the establishment of the University, & I hope soon to see it in operation—With my best wishes for the continuation of your health & happiness I am   dear Sir

Your Hble Servt

Jno Patterson

CSmH: Jefferson File.

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