Philadelphia 18 Decr 1819
I have the Seal for the University a long while by me, without knowing how to transmit it. The cost $16– which I think cheap. It is paid for.
I shall set out to Columbia in South Carolina by the time you receive this. They have elected me Professor of Chemistry at the Columbia College; at my request for 12 months only; as I stated to the trustees, my engagements in Virginia.
Should any thing occur that induces you to write, pray direct to me to that place.
I remain always with earnest wishes for your health and welfare
ViU: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.