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I inclose an extract of a letter from Mr. John Randolph on the subject of a Mr. Richardson, and a letter from the latter. You will observe the request of Mr. Randolph that the object of Mr. Richardson might be eventually communicated for the University at N. York. I have made the communication to William & Mary; and as it is quite uncertain whether it will be of avail there, it is proper that...
Learning from Mr Rives that he expects to be in New York some days before his embarkation for France, I take the liberty of giving him a line for you. I need not refer to his high public standing, derived from the able part he has borne in public affairs, that being of course known to you; but as a friend & neighbour I wish to bear my testimony to his great personal worth; and the rather, as...
Mr. Trist who now holds a place in the Department of State, will be so much gratified by an introduction to one towards whom he entertains the sentiments he does towards you, that I very cheerfully put a few lines into his hands for the purpose. You may not be ignorant of his relation by marriage to Mr. Jefferson, who had for him a particular esteem, his title to which, I am persuaded, will be...
You probably know that a Sum of about £2000 St: was placed by Mr. Jefferson in the hands of the Barings, subject to the order of the American Minister in London, for the use of the University of Virginia. Of this deposit, it appears from the information of Mr. King late Secretary of Legation, there remained on the 24th. of June 1826. a balance of £986.18.4. Be so obliging as to inform me,...
My last acknowledged yours of June 5. and observed that having appointed Mr. Bonnycastle to the Chair vacated by Mr. Key, a successor to him in that of N. Philosophy was now wanted. We have at present a prospect of filling it without giving you the trouble of further enquiries with that view tho’ it may not be without use to learn the result of those you may have made. In the mean time another...
Your favor of June 5. did not arrive before the Visitors who met in July had closed their Session & left the University. I may safely take on me however, to say that they will feel great obligation for your kind efforts to find a proper Professor for the vacant Chair. In the uncertainty of obtaining, without the University itself, a Successor to Mr Key, the Visitors thought it best to...
In my letter of March 20. I stated the salary allowed to Professors in the University of Virginia to be fifteen hundred dollars per annum. I did not advert to the circumstance, that this amount was limited to those first engaged, and that their successors would be entitled to one thousand only instead of $1500. I hasten to correct the error, that it may lead to no embarrassment in the case...
It is probably not unknown to you that the Visitors of the University of Virginia, anxious to procure for it Professors, with higher qualifications than might be attainable here, had recourse for a supply in part to Great Britain. They had the good fortune to engage five, all of whom have answered their expectations. One of them, however, Mr. Key professor of Mathematics, though friendly to...
Mr. Holley late President of the Transylva. University being about to take a look at Europe, will pay his respects to you on his arrival in London. The claim given to your civilities by the station he filled, & the learned accomplishments which led to it, will be strengthened his laudable desire to improve his fund of knowledge, as a philosophical inquery in other Countries after, having...
Notwithstanding the lapse of time, nothing definitive has taken place, in concert with Mr. Hassler, in relation to Mr. Le Sueur. Mr. Crawford has the subject in hand, and will communicate the result. I can add but little to the public information which goes to you from the official source, and thro’ the press. You will find that specie is at length re-instated in its legitimate functions; at...