Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Oldham, 3 April 1819

Charlottesville Aprail 3rd 1819.

Deare Sir

this morning I was at the university and was informed by Messrs Pery & Dinsmore that they were aboute handing in proposals different from theare former ones, and if permission be Granted to them, I also Aske Sir the favor of renewing mine, I have been confin’d & unable to move aboute untill a few days past and from the information I have gethored theare are some little advantages whitch I was not before appris’d of, it is thought that permission will be given to the workmen to erect cabbins for theare convenance on the publick ground whitch would be a little saving to them, I am very desireous of getting to worke if on Turms onely that will cover my daly expenses and am confident the Price I now propose will not exceed it.

With Grate Respect I have the Honor to be Sir your Obt Servant

J. Oldham


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