Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Walsh, 20 June 1824

Philadelphia June 20th 1824

Dear Sir

I have been requested by a gentleman, Mr. B. Constant (a Merchman), who has been for some years, principal of Mt Airy College near Germantown, to present him to you as a candidate for the professorship of Modern History, Geography & Languages which is to be included in the faculty of your University. I believe Mr. Constant to be fully capable of teaching the French and Latin, with Modern History & Geography. He speaks and writes our own language fluently & correctly. I have had occasion to admire his ability as an administrator Leconome. He is anxious to know what stipend will be attached to the chair in question. I pray you to accept the renewed assurances of the profound respect & esteem with which I am, your obliged guest & faithl servt

Robert Walsh Jr.


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