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Thomas Jefferson letter on creating the University of Virginia...



Item # 662548

December 15, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 15, 1821 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this institution by Jefferson & others. A significant letter on the creation of the University of Virginia (see photos for portions). This letter takes nearly a full page.
Among the other reports in this issue are: "Annual Treasury Report" "Kentucky" "Affairs at Pensacola" and "Commerce with Sweden".
Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 10 inches, nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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