Monto Dec. 24. 21.
Th: J. returns his thanks to mr Benton of Missouri for the copy of the petition of the University of Virga he has been so kind as to send him. he recieves it as an augury of approbtn it’s a presumption by his enlightened in the affairs of his state, whose entrance into fraternity of states has been welcomed more sincerely or warmly by no one than by
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.