Monto Sep. 19. 24.
Your favor of the 11th was recieved yesterday evening, and the want of our roses pressing I lose no time in answering your enquiries. the soffite of the frieze wherein the roses will be planted is 32. f. above the floor of the portico & platform of the terrasses, and 40. f above the level of the lawn. will be principally & equally viewed at these two heights—when I wrote to you on the 4th I expected every moment to recieve sheets of the ground plan of the University as taken from mr Marveric’s engrav which I forward instantly. I have not yet recieved but expect it constantly & shall forward it on reciept.
I possess no data from which I could form the least conjecture what success the drawing a perspective & landscape of the university, as you propose. has been made, by a mr Williams which will be engraved, as a vignette, on the map of Virga now preparing for impression. another of by mr Goodacre, son of the gentleman of that name who lectures on astron. and is now probably in N. Y. this I understood he would engrave on his return to England. a 3d of has been done by a mr Cook, a drawer by profession, with a view also to engraving it for sale. one or two painters of superior order have thought of doing the same thing. this is the only information I can give you on this subject & salute you with friendly respect & esteem