The Reverend Samuel Henley (1749-1819) was a professor of Moral Philosophy at William and Mary College, secretary of the Virginia Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge in 1772, and a friend of Thomas Jefferson. He departed Williamsburg in 1775 for England, leaving behind a large collection of books in the care of Reverend James Madison. Thomas Jefferson bought a number of these books.
- ↑ See Jefferson's letter to Henley, 3 March 1785.
- Jefferson to Henley, 27 January and 2 February 1786
- MB, 1:289, 347, 608, 609.