Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 25 May 1825

Monticello May. 25. 25.

Dear Sir

I inclose you the Report rendered by mr Gilmer to the Visitors on his return, together with the Catalogue and cost of the books purchased for us. as also the Catalogues and cost of the apparatus purchased and the balance of £ 163–1. sterl. left undrawn in the hands of the banker at our order, balances his account for the 1800. £ sterl

his compensn for time, services & expence on the mission was to be 1500. D, which not being charged in this acct as the 1800. £ sterl. or 8000 D. was I suppose drawn separately here, consequently this whole 8000, D with the diffce of each & charges was advanced for books and apparatus by the general fund, and is now due to that fund by the library . I was mistaken therefore in calling that debt 6000. D. only, which must be corrected accdly

It will be very long before I can expect to go again to the univy in the mean time I have several things which require consultn with you. I shall be glad therefore to see you here as soon as convenient friendly salutns.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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