Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Fairfax, 20 September 1821

Near Prospect Hill Fairfax Co Sepr 20th 1821.


Having been long desirous of knowing the progress of the University of Virginia, and whether it will be ready for the reception of students this Autumn and having in vain sought for information elsewhere, I am at length induced, though with reluctance, to trouble you with this, to request the favour of a line from your Amanuensis on the subject.

I have three sons who are waiting to hear whether there is any prospect of admission with suitable accommodations in the course of a few months, as otherwise they will have to turn their views to some northern Seminary.

I am Sir very respectfully

Tho: Fairfax

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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