Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 29 March 1819

Richmond March 29 1819

Dear Sir

I expected to have had the pleasure of delivering the enclosed letters in person, but unexpected business has prevented it, if there is any prospect of my being usefully & profitably employed at the University you will please inform me—If materials are easily come at I would probably become a large under taken, the salary of the Proctor alone I fear would not be a sufficient inducement and boarding the students unless the Hotel was completely furnished by the institution I do not think I could undertake. The proctorship with a salary and the prevelage of becoming an under taker of the wood work of the buildings at fixed rates would perhaps be an inducement—If I can aid the business in any way, you will oblige by leting me know, and if necessary I will go up and make farthur inquiry into the business

I am Sir respectfuly your Obt Sevt

A.S. Brockenbrough

CSmH: Jefferson File.

Index Entries