Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Josiah Meigs, 26 July 1820

Washington City— July 26, 1820.

Dear & respected friend,

I hope you will excuse the trouble I may perhaps occasion by this Letter.

A worthy friend of mine from Connecticutt. wishes to be informed what is the proper mode of application for a Professorship in the University of Virginia.

With the great body of the People of the United States I am grateful to the Author of all good that he continues your life and health & usefulness—

I have frequently intended to pay my respects to you personally at Monticello, but official business has hitherto prevented the gratification of my wishes—

Wherever I may be you will not doubt of my sincere esteem, respect and veneration—

Josiah Meigs

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