Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Farmer, 4 October 1824

St Leonard’s Calvert County M.D October 4th 1824

Dear Sir

That pledge you have left to your country and which will ever render your name dear to America I have made a feeble effort to translate into Latin, and hereby present you with it—I am a native of Ireland, and should this version claim any merit from classical Acquirements, I would be glad to obtain a situation as a teacher in some part of your neighbourhood; well knowing that the sentence of your approbation would stamp a degree of credit on my literary attainments which they would not otherwise possess—In the mean time Several Young gentlemen are anxious to ascertain when the University will go into operation—

I have the honor to be Sir, with Regard & Esteem Yr Hmble & Obedt Servt

Jno Farmer

MoSHi: Thomas Jefferson Collection (formerly Bixby).

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