Monticello Dec. 4 24.
In your favor of Sep. 27 you were so obliging as to inform me that on communicating to you the port at which the Professors engaged in England for the Univty of Virga would arrive, you would give instrns immediately to the Collector to consider the books of the Professors as embraced by the exemption from duty of the act of April 1816. I learnt yesterday for the first time that they would arrive at N.Y. and were hourly expected.
|their Names are||George Long. Professor of Antt languages|
|George Blaetterman Professor of modern languages|
|Thomas H. Key Professor of Mathematics|
|Charles Bonnycastle Professor of Nat. Phil.|
|Robley Dunglison Professor of Anat. and Med.|
I have therefore to request that the instrns may be sent at your earliest convenience to prevent embarrasment to them on their arrival. I avail myself with pleasure of this occn to assure you of my continued and great esteem and respect
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.