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I herewith return you the papers left with me after the last meeting of the Visitors with a copy of the Proctors account made out since for you to retain—I must beg permission to call your attention to the price fixed on for the board of the students, I fear the low rate of board the first year will have a tendancy to deter those that we should like to engage in it from offering their...
You will see from the within, I have brought M r W. J. Coffee down in his charges for his composition ornaments 50 p r cent, I submit it to your consideration whether it would be prudent or not in the present low state of our finances to order on those ornaments even at this reduced price Most respectfully your Ob t sev t P.S. I shall attend to your letter of to day & send you the statement...
I regret exceedingly at being obliged to trouble you so offen about the affairs of this institution, but circumstances makes it necessary at this time to ask your advice—About a year ago M r Oldham complained of my not settling his bill. his work now is all measured and the bills made out as far as we can agree, a very large portion is yet unsettled and I am inclined to believe we never shall...
Will you be pleased to certify on the enclosed as to M r Tho s Maurys qualifications as a teacher and what reliance may be put in his statements CSmH : Jefferson File.
I must again trouble you on the subject of the University — In making the contracts for the brick work, I had placed the undertakers upon the same footing, but M r Perry objects to it stating that the payment is not agreeable to the his propositions which runs thus “and the brick work for the said buildings the same that Gen l Cocke paid Whitelaw
An estimate of Officers salaries: hire of Labourers and other expences of the University of V a per Annum— For the hire of 15 labourers a 65$p An $975 1 Woman 25 $1000.00 〃 Overseers Wages 150— 〃 Provision, say corn & Bacon for their support 550— 〃 for the support of a four horse team 〃 475 Bushels of Rye a 4/–
In finishing the Library room of the Rotunda in what way do you propose securing it at the head of the stairs? whether by a partition around the well hole of the Stairs and a door in the front of landing or a lobby extending to the rear of the columns next the stairs? I should be glad to have your opinion on the subject.—Dr Emunet I find is much dissatisfied with the proposed arrangement for...
I have not had the last advertisement printed in hand bills or on letter sheets, if you wish it I will have a few struck off—I have several of the notices printed last summer on letter sheets, which with some slight alterations gives all the necessary information—be pleased to say if you will have some of them—If you have examined the survey of the lots for the Professors &c, be pleased to let...
Your favor of the 13 th was rec d last night, from the contents of it I presume my letter of the 12 th was not sufficiently explicit on some points to be correctly understood in the way that I intended it should be, you will therefore please excuse my again troubling you on the subject—It was not my intention to claim additional compensation for any business wherein this institution itself was...
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 &...