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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Claudius Crozet, 1821 March 31

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Claudius Crozet, 1821 March 31
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Claudius Crozet, 1821 March 31
Written from Monticello, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson responds to Crozet's offer to teach at the University of Virginia. Letter also comments on the progress of the University and on the uncertainty of funding.

Dates

  • 1821 March 31

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From the Collection: 30 items

Transcription

Monticello. Mar. 31.


Sir
Your favor from West Point has been duly received. We are as yet far from the time at which we may think of procuring Professors for our University. The buildings indeed will all be finished in the course of 2 or 3 years, but our funds will be left burthened with a heavy debt, which will absorb them many years, if left to discharge it. Whether the legislature at some future day may take it off their hands and enable it to commence its operations is quite uncertain. With my regrets therefore that I can say nothing more satisfactory accept the assurance of my respect.

Th. Jefferson
M. Crozet.


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