Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Barbour, 17 September 1821

Barboursville Septr. 17th 21

Dear Sir

This will be presented you by Mr Lewis who is desirous of obtaining a Situation in the university—I have not the pleasure of any acquaintance with Mr Lewis—but he is strongly recommended to me by a much esteemed friend for his moral qualities—his capacity for the Situation, to which he aspires will be for yourself to decide—I Suggested to him that I was apprehensive the university was scarcely in Sufficient forwardness—he hopes otherwise and wishes to be at least in time, lest he should be anticipated

I tender you my respects

James Barbour

CSmH: Jefferson File.

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