Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Pseudonym: "Franklin’s Ghost", 26 July 1821

The writer who has known that man of Ross your real Friend James Maury+ is deeply interested in turning our monkeys (Seamen) into men.—he prays for 1. Voln in your Name & then he will offer prayers daily that the Virga Legislature may vote a suitable donation to compleat your last but greatest glory:—the University.—our Young Men are waiting to enter it.

“Franklin’s Ghost”

Mr Adams

Mr Jefferson

Mr Maddison and

Mr Monroe—are written to upon this Subject—we hope to get a Cabin & Foreberth Library for each ship in the Navy

+ (+for 23 Years)

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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