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I am just favored with yours of Ocr. 28. As the intimation to Mr Hilliard will go with more weight from the Executive Committee than from one of its members, I drop a few lines for him to be signed by you also, and duly forwarded. I send it in this form the rather, because of the distinction between the 2 cases of the Periodicals and of the general supply of books; and between both as now...
Yours of the 5th. has just come to hand, and embarrasses me a little as to the course by which I should best consult the views of the Visitors, in relation to an appointment of Mr. Ritchie at once to the vacant Chair of Nat: Philos:. Mr Johnston as you know is against any appointments in the recess of the Board, and I find by a letter from Mr. Cabell who writes from Washington that he adheres...
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 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 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...
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 );...
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...
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 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...
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...