Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Augustus Elias Brevoort Woodward, 5 January 1822

City of Detroit, Jan. 5. 1822.


The Reverent Cave Jones, of the City of New-York, has recently manifested to me, a willingness to accept a respectable Situation in the new central University; should the stations not already be filled.

Dr Jones is a respectable clergyman of New-York, of the Episcopalian persuasion, and of profound erudition. Lamented dissensions have induced him to turn his views, a second time, to Virginia. I firmly believe he would be an acquisition to any literary institution.—Having just time to mention the subject, by the present mail, will serve, I trust, as an apology for my not entering into any further details.

Accept sir, the assurances of my permanent respect, attachment, and esteem.

A. B. Woodward.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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