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    • Madison, James
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    • Cocke, John Hartwell
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I have just recd. from Doctr. Dunglison a letter of which the inclosed is a copy; and I lose no time in making it known to you, as I am doing to the other Visitors—The following is an extract of a private letter which he desires may also be placed before the Visitors. "Professor Davis begs me to express to you officially his desire to occupy my Pavilion and grounds when I leave the University....
I forward herewith a copy of Mr. Monroe’s paper from Mr. Trist. Your two letters from Charlottesville came duly to hand. I shall write to Mr. Long on the subject of the "Thesaurus", by Mr. Rives; who if he halts in England will probably see him; and if not will ask the favor of Mr. McLane to take charge of the letter. I have heard nothing from Mr. Long or Mr. Barbour on the subject of a...
I did not learn till a few days ago, that you had sufficiently got over your reported illness at Norfolk, to return home. I hope your health is now good & will continue so. I inclose an extract from a letter recd. from Mr. Long some time ago, which shews that we cannot rely on a successor from England to the Chair he filled in the University; that he strongly recommends Doctr. Harrison for it:...
I inclose a letter from Docr. Dunglison with my answer to it. Should you concur in the expedient he suggests, or in any other, for obviating reports injurious to the University, I shall cheerfully confide in your choice of the mode most proper for authenticating the true State of things there. With great esteem & cordial salutations RC ( ViU ); FC (DLC) .
I have just recd. the inclosed from the Proctor. Should Majr. Spotswood’s resignation be persisted in, & allowed to take effect, and a regular Successor not be attainable, I see no other resort but the step suggested by Mr. B. which must be on our assumed responsibility. I shall readily take my share of it in that or any other arrangement you may judge preferable in the emergency. With cordial...
I inclose letters from Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Brockenbrough & Mr. Davis. It appears from the Acct. in that of Mr. L. that there is a balance in the hands of the Barings of more than £300 Sterg. But Mr. Rives tells me it will probably be absorbed in debts for the Philosophical Apparatus. The communication from Mr. B raises the question whether the vacated Hotel shall be filled or suspended. This...
I inclose a letter just recd. from Monsr. Ferron, teacher of fencing in the University, who wishes to be allowed to extend his lessons to the case of dancing. I have informed him that the Rector as such, had no authority on the subject; and that not having been present at the late Meeting of the Visitors, I knew not whether anything had then passed, from which their sentiments might be...
I inclose a letter just recd. from Professor Lomax. From the view he takes of the case stated, it seems to justify the wish he expresses. I refer it however to your decision, as well because you know, which I do not, the object of the visitors in their order, as because the case falls within your share of the attentions as divided between us. It will doubtless be agreeable to Mr. Lomax to hear...
I learn from Mr. Trist that he has communicated with Jones on the subject of Books, and that with the sanction of the Executive Committee, the views of the Visitors can be accomplished. I hope if you concur in what Mr Trist aims at, you will not wait for my expressed concurrence in this, more than in other domestic functions of the Executive Committee. With great esteem & regard RC ( ViU );...
I inclose a letter put into my hands by Professor Lomax, which it may be well to communicate to our Colleagues as opportunities offer. It seems to call for some remedial arrangemt. of the fees. Whether any can be applied, before the meeting of the Visitors you will take into consideration. In a letter to Mr. Trist, which he may have mentioned to you, I suggested what occurred to me on that...