Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from D. Sheffey, 30 August 1821

Stanton August 30 1821


Dr Horwitz whom I beg leave to introduce to you intends to Visit your part of the country. His object is to obtain a situation in the University should it be thought expedient, (when that institution goes into operation) to establish a professorship of the oriental Languages

Dr Horwitz has been engaged here for some time as a teacher of the Hebrew Language. He has given great satisfaction to every one of his pupils, Several of whom are men of considerable learning. So far as I am capable to Judge, I consider his course of Instruction very excellent. It tends to render the Subject Simple; and produces results which I would Scarcely have believed.

I am very respectfully Y &

D Sheffey

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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