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Seeing in one of the Prints of the day a Strange account of a Very Strange adventure you of Late unfortunately have undergon with a Strange man calling him self a Sculptor , because he has had the presumption to try to make a few Busts of four distinguished, Gentlemen—as If like four Painting, Makeing Busts constituted the necessary requisite for a great Artist, But this man, this Sign Painter...
Some time ago, M r Antrim The Plastorer for the University, called on me with Drawings for ornaments to decorate the in side of the Rotondo, and requested that I would state to M r Brockingbrow the terms on which I would execute them, this I did in as plain a manner as I could, but owing to something I have not receved any reply to those terms so long sent in, or to a letter since sent to M r...
We form plans of profit, and Pleasure, and determine to put them in to execution, but from Imperfect powers of Perception (alltho we boast much of our Little Knowledge) we can t see this moment wat the next will Produce, I Tharfore sometimes Think that chance brings to Pass; for man more then any Contemplated designe That Human machines can make. I had got all my necessary Things redy for your...
That no time might be lost I Called on M r Maverick the same day I recivd your favour dated the 5. Jan y which came to hand not till the 14 th I stated to him your wishes and the following in his answer Viz that owing to Ill health his business has out of necesity being neglected, that now they are in hand and will Positiveliy be forwarded to Richmond from this City in the whole of the...
To Promniss I have shiped the ornaments; and have inclosed an extra Bill of Lading fore M r A. S. Brockenbrough; so that directions may be sent to the Consigne to forward them according to your wish to the University. The Scooner whent to sea on the 29 and as the wether has been unusualy fine should conclude she may have reached her disten ed Port by the time you get this Information. This...
Sir you wish to know when you are to have the ornaments for the Rotunda; I answer that they are all finished, and only wait the Packing and Enshipment, to be on the way for your institution no time shall be lost on my part to get them under way and then the risk of the seas must be yours the Last was mine and I Insured them. I do not see any necessary directions to your People unless it is to...
I have just returned from a small Journey and found your very pleasing favour. altho I had made arrangments to have left the Northern states for a warmer winter residence as before mentioned to you—on the Commencement of october, Still I think it a Pleasing duty to Obey your wishes, in as Prompt a way as Possible. but cant say at the moment the time you may expect the ornament, however I will...
I believe you may not have seen these before If so they may be Pleasing—at the same time I know you dont want to be troubled with all the Papers of the United States; But this One I Esteem the best that is Printed in this City, so fare at least as relates to foreign News, should it give you half an howers gratification for the loss of time; I shall be amply rewarded for thus sending, at some...
It is a long time since I have had, wat I may truly call the pleasure of any communication with you, I assure you sir—it would be very pleasing to know that you engoy the Blessings of good health, and as I have no other way but from your self would beg that Honor confered, should you hold willingness and time so cheape. I would also beg to be permited to ask the state of the university. hope...
Your Lettere of the 30 Last Month was received and on it’s arrival I felt much gratification from the Honor your kind Attention showed me. I am glad you are satisfyed that every thing has been Properly sent, to you, and to M r Brocknibro, but am sorry that Col o Peyton should have been so little attentive to my directions but those are matters of small importancs to the Col o and Therefor do...