So Carolina Charleston 17th June 1821.
My dear Sir.
I have the honour of being one among a small number of our Community—who have endeavoured to form an Academy of Arts—in the City of Charleston, our Building after the Grecian Temple is nearly finished, a Portico—12 feet wide by 30: & Columns—a front Room for statuary 30 by 20: & the main room lighted by a Dome 45 by 30:
It has been made my very delightful duty to inform you by conveying the enclosed Certificate that you have been elected unanimously an Honorary Member of our Young Society.
|John S. Cogdell|
|Secy & Treasurer|
|So Ca Academy of Arts.|
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.