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.
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
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.