Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Rowland Reynolds, 7 August 1819

Poplar Forest near Lynchburg Aug. 7. 19


Your letter of July 21. finds me at a distance from Monticello, which may explain the tardiness of it’s acknoledgement. the Visitors of the University having decided to employ therein all it’s funds of the present & ensuing year, the appointment of Professors will be postponed until the accomodations are provided for their reception; to which object the funds are employed in the first instance. in the mean time your letter shall be preserved for their consideration. I return that of mr Emmet to Bp Moore presuming it the original which you destine for him. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson


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