Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James McAboy, 28 June 1825

Kanawha June 28 1825

Honored Sir

Having heard much of the Virginia University I wish for my own satisfaction and the good of literature to have some further knowledge of its situation and prospects.

If you have printed by-laws a copy would be gratifying. I should be glad from some source to learn

1 The number of professorships their names and salaries

2 The number Students the expense of Tuition Board and every other necessary expense,

3 Its Library Chemical Mathematical & Philosophical aparatus and what ever else relates to its prosperity or usefulness

Any information you may wish of the Colleges of the west I will give you with pleasure

A line from its learned and honoured Rector our former esteemed and venerable President will be esteemed a high privilege by

Honored Sir
Your obedient Servant

James McAboy

P.S. Could I obtain a line in a few fews it would find me at Cinnatti Ohio and any time I can obtained it if sent to Athens Ohio

MoSHi: Thomas Jefferson Collection (formerly Bixby).

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