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I have just recd. yours of the 15. I have heard nothing further from Mr Johnson, and his expected intelligence from New York is deprived of its importance by the step taken in favor of Doctr. Jones, who I flatter myself will not disappoint our hopes. The last acts of the Board as extracted by Mr Trist seem to allow to the Ex. Come. no discretion, to reduce the number of Hotels below four. It...
I recd. this morning, the inclosed letter brought from Mr. Hilliard’s Storekeeper. I apprized him that I shd. transmit this application to you, having no authority apart from yours. I am under the impression that there was some dissatisfaction at the manner in which Mr. Hilliard had executed his commission. Be so obliging as to take whatever order you judge proper, and consider my decision as...
I have just recd. a letter from Mr Johnson of Octr 29. in which he wishes, if the appointment of Docr. Jones has not been irrevocably made that it may be suspended, til he hears from a friend in New York, whether Mr Renwick, Professor of Nat: Philosophy and highly spoken of at Columbia College, be attainable. This he expects to do in 8 or 10 days, and with some prospect of an affirmative...
Yours of the 12 inst: came duly to hand; and I have just recd. two letters from Mr. Johnston of the 3 & 5, one from Mr. Monroe of the 3d. & one from Mr. Breckenridge of Sept. 30; all of them having made a previous trip to Montpellier in Vermont. Mr. Johnson assents to the immediate appointment of Docr. Jones to the Chair of Nat: Philosophy, but seems willing to learn what Mr. Bonnycastle may...
Your letter of Aug. 29. happened not to reach me in time to be answered by the last mail. The letters from Mr. Short are very strong in favor of Docr. Jones. But as it is more impor[tant] that the best, than that the earliest choice be made, it seems proper not to preclude the consideration of Docr. Patterson at least, with respect to whom I have not yet heard from Mr. Johnson. Would it be...
Since my return home, I have received the letter from Mr. Gallatin of which a copy is enclosed. Be so good as to forward it to Mr. Cabell, with a request that he send it to Mr. Johnson, who from Richmond will easily give it conveyance to Mr. Loyall. I will make known its contents to Mr. Monroe and Mr. Breckenridge. I have heard nothing from any other quarter on the subject of the vacant Chair....
I think its proper to inclose you a copy of my letter to Mr. Gallatin, not merely for your information, but that I may be favored with any additions or alterations that may occur to you. You will perceive the difficulty of accomodating the resort to Mr. Gallatin to the shortness of time, the uncertainty of his success, and the proper reserve for the chance of success here. In alluding to the...
I have recd. from Mr Key the tender of his resignation as authorized by the resolution of the Board of Visitors. He is very desirous at the same time that it may not take effect till the middle of August, which will not only give him the opportunity of being present at the examination of the Students but free him from the expence of waiting for a London Packet from N. York or of going by land...
I concur with Genl. Cocke in opinion that Wm. Mathews may, with the approbation of the Faculty, & subject to the further order of the Visitors, proceed with a School of Military instruction in the University, according to the arrangements above proposed; and that he be allowed the use of an unocupied Pavilion, under regulations to be prescribed by the Proctor. Copy on the same page with JM to...
I recd. yesterday yours of the 6th. and at the same time a letter from Mr. Matthews on the same subject. I have sent back his letter to you, with the sanction to his proposed arrangement in the terms above copied. A military school may be useful, especially if admitted as a substitute for Militia exercises; but for all Physical purposes the Gymnasium is incomparably superior. It would be well...