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Stonewall Jackson Papers. 1851 February 25

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Date: 1851 February 25
Item: Letter
To: Francis H. Smith, VMI Superintendent
From: Thomas J. Jackson
Place: Ft. Meade, Florida
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Fort Meade, Fla.
Feb. 25th 1851


Dear Sir,

I have just received your communication of the 4th inst. containing the kind proposition of bringing my name before the Board of Visitors of the V. M. Institute as a candidate for the Professorship of Nat. & Exp. Phil.

Though strong ties bind me to the Army, yet I can not consent to decline so flattering an offer. Please present my name to the Board and accept my thanks for your kindness.

I am sir,
Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Servt.
T. J. Jackson


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