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I am glad to hear you are so well. My health is such that I can only say I have denied every body. I could not talk with you two minutes without injury. Moreover I am forbidden to go down a high pair of stairs. When I can hold a conversation & leave my room, I shall still be proud of the honour you now offer me. MoSHi : Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.
I have delayed perhaps longer than I ought informing you, that the state of my health renders it impossible I should join the university by February. For my own part, I have been so long sick, & growing worse, that I have little hope of ever being good for any thing again. I know the delicacy which the interests of the university requires. There will be a considerable law class concevened...
I am here looking after a mild air, and have had for eighteen days the most unpleasant weather I ever knew, at this season. If I have strength to lecture, I shall begin on the 1 st Feby. I am tired of long inactivity, and had rather die in harness than in the stable. I found a door to connect the chamber with the study in the Corinthian pavilion, absolutely necessary to any comfort, and hope...
I reached this place last monday exhausted by fatigue & long sickness almost to death. The daily hope of being better, & able to visit you, has prevented my even sending to inquire after your health. I shall wait on you in a few days. Mr. Johnson (whom I saw at Lynchburg) had given me a great deal of very unpleasant intelligence of the university. The temper of Mssrs. Key & Long toward me as...
I received your letter of the 5 th and should have called to see you, but for my constant unwillingness to add another to the crowd of visitors who harass & oppress you. My health is much improved, and I hope the Springs will quite restore it to me. I set out tomorrow or the next day for “Bowyers White Sulphur,” where I shall remain about three weeks. MoSHi : Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.
on my arrival here, I found two letters and a bill of lading from Gowan and Marx, concerning the books you have already received. His letter does not apprise me, whether the two shipments of books he mentions, completes the order. a copy of a letter from Bohn to Marx, mentions also, a small box of books consisting of additions, omissions &c. to that part of the order to be executed in London....
When I wrote to you last about the claim of Mr. Bonnycastle, I had not the least conception of the light in which he viewed the case, nor of the necessity of some speedy decision on it. I supposed there could be no occasion for you to act until the forfeiture was claimed, or I should certainly have taken a more immediate interest in his behalf. The letter I wrote contained my recollection of...
I have received from Mr Minor, a note urging me to call on you to day. Had my health permitted, I should have been with you weeks ago, but I can neither bear the fatigue of so long a ride, nor of continued conversation, and should be every way a troublesome & unprofitable guest to you. I hope in a week, to be able to see you. But my present health, & the long continuance of my sickness, render...
I send you a very full account of all that passed between Mr B. & myself. I am astonished he should be so entirely in error, from any thing I ever said or, wrote, for I know not what Mr Barlow may have told him. I am surprised that the books from the continent which were to be shipped in Nov r were not shipped on 29 th Jany. I cannot understand this. I have been waiting 6 weeks for a letter...
I kept no copies of the numerous notes which passed between Mr. Barlow and myself, on the subject of Mr. Bonnycastles engagement, but I have a very distinct recollection of the offer & assurances I made. you will observe, that the contract with D r Blaettermann allows him only $1000 salary after the first year. Without any very specific understanding with D r Dunglison & Mr. Key, in my...