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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to Henry A.S. Dearborn re: ordering marble capitals for University of Virginia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07832 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. : collateral (envelope)

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Full Transcript: Monticello Sep. 13.
Dear Sir
I received yesterday your favor of the 6th. and supposing it possible that mr Appleton may not have sent you an invoice of the cost of ...the marble for our University arrived in your port, so as to enable you to settle the duties, I inclose [sic]you his account finished to me, by which will see what their prime cost has been. these marble capitals were ordered Oct. 6. 1823. the new tariff law was not passed till May 22. 24. retrospective laws are so [illegible] unjust that we propose to petition Congress for a remission of the additional duties. Those existing when we ordered the articles we will pay immediately, and I hope, Sir, it may be in your power to arrange the demand, as to suspend the actual call for the additional part until we have an opportunity of applying to Congress. The marbles you have received, and others arrived at N. [illegible], would subject the University to about 1200. D. additional to what existed when they were ordered. I pray a return of the inclosed [sic] paper and that you will accept assurances of my great esteem and respect
Th: Jefferson
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People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentArchitectureConstructionEducation

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