Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 22 January 1819

Monticello Jan. 22. 19.

Mr Richardson had left us about an hour when I recieve information from Richmond that the University bill had passed our house of Representatives by a majority of between 50 and 100 on different votes. altho’ now certain of our establishment I will not write to you finally till the bill is finally past. There are but 2. votes against it in the Senate. as soon as past we shall have a meeting of our Visitors, and form the new plan of operations in the mean time I will only say that we count upon you & in early spring, I am sure I shall be authorised to write you a final letter to your mind. we have rented an excellent situation for you, opposite the College about 2. or 300 yards from it. I dare say you remarked & remember the house

Mr Richardson on his way here got badly bit in the leg by a [. . .] he left us this morning for Richmond from whence he expects to get a passage to Philadelphia. by water but you will probably recieve this before you see him. Affectionate & friendly salutations.


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