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I here with send you the Bill of James Oldham against the Rector & myself and my answer to it for your perusal and to answer such parts as you may think proper on the part of the Rector it is necessary for my answer to be filed in the Chancery court by the 10 th day of the court (25 th of the present month) therefore you will see the necessity of returning it as soon as possible CSmH .
I should be glad to know, what I am to make Students coming at this time pay for Dormitory and University rent—whether a dedication is to be made or whether they are to pay rent as for the whole session—Some Law Students will be coming in soon and I wish to be informed on the subject before they get here, your Opinion as soon as possible is requested CSmH .
In consequence of the drouth our well have most all given out and our pipes are so much decayed that we can’t get a supply from the Mountain without going to a considerable expence in renewing them and consequently we are put to considerable inconveniance for the want of a sufficiency of water—The well have also declined in Charlottesville——The people of Charlottesville have proposed that we...
I have employed V. W Southall Esqr as counsel for the University and now send you his opinion on the several subjected submitted to him, for your perusal, after which be pleased to return it that I may lay it before the Faculty at their meeting on monday evening—With respect to Mosby & Droffin, on monday next is the day for renewing their licenses, the court will no doubt refuse them ordinary...
Mess rs Dinsmore & Neilson is pressing me very hard for money they want about $4000—by refering to a statement of the Funds sent you up to the 31 st March, you will find we have but little money except the annuity—unless some arrangement has been made I do not know, how the wants of Dinsmore & Neilson are to be supplied—The expences of the Transportation of the Marble from Richmond is heavy &...
Your favor of the 7 th with the enclosed proceedings of the board of Visitors was duly rec d and agreeable to your instructions made out a copy for Doctor Dunglison. I shall endeavour to do my duty for the preservation of order and to enforce the exact punishment of all breaches of it, with firmness & fearless of the consiquences, the greatest difficulty heretofore with me was to know how to...
I contracted with Mr Philip Sturtevant for the carving of the Composite Capitals for the library room at $30 each amounting to the sum of $1200 as appears from Letter No 1 accompanying this—from his letter of the 1st Jany. No 2 you will find he is not satisfied with the contract and asks more pay—I informed him I would not take the responsibility of paying him more than the contract calls for...
I contracted with M r Philip Sturtevant: for the carving of the Composite Capitels for the library room at $30 each amounting to the Sum of $1.200 as appears from Letter N o 1 accompanying this—from his letter of the 1 st Jan y N o 2 you will find he is not satisfied with the contract and asks more pay—I informed him I would not take the responsibility of paying him more than the contract...
The above statement shows the situation of Funds of the University of Virginia to the 31 st March 1826 without breaking in upon the Annuity or borrowing we can’t possibly get on with the buildings and other expences would it not be practicable to borrow $25,000 by pledging, about $3000 of the annuity to pay the interest and the gradual redemption of the Principal? By the fall if the Buildings...
I have received several letters making enquiery relative to the law professorship, in order to give correct information I should be glad to know from you the probability of that chair’s being filled, by whom and how soon, I have letters to answer on the Subject by the Sundays mail with the highest respect and consideration P. S. the Students are coming in there are several new ones We have rec...