Copy of the Proposal made to Mr Gilmer—
I shall be perfectly satisfied if the Rector & visitors will guarantee that my Bond, or such part of it as may be demanded, shall be paid forthwith. to the British Government.
I shall be willing to have the amount deducted from my salary in yearly payments; provided that the Rector & Visitors will also guarantee me a salary not less than $2500—& that I shall be allowed to take advantage of any increase in this amount from an increase of students. The agreement terminating whenever such an increase may take place.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.