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I have now the satisfaction to inform you that the Bill, for remitting the duties demanded of the university, has passed the Senate, & has probably, by this time, received it’s consummation as a law by the signature of the President. The committee of the Senate, to which the Bill was referred, reported it with an amendment, the object of which was to provide for another case supposed by the...
I have it in my power to congratulate you, at last, on an event, which constitutes a proud epoch in the history of Virginia . The Bill for the establishment of an University at the Central college was passed on yesterday in the House of Delegates by a majority of 141 to 28. Altho’ the previous votes taken in the committee of the whole had left little doubt as to the final success of the...
Your letter of 30 th ult. was duly received & I availed myself of the earliest opportunity of conferring with the Postmaster-General, in relation to the subject of it. He suggested some objections to the establishment of a post-office at the University, & in lieu of it, proposed an arrangement which, if it should take effect, it is hoped, will attain all the ends you had in view—that is, to...
I take the liberty of introducing to your acquaintance my brother Robert, who is one of the representatives of the county of Nelson in the next Legislature. He is on a visit to the University, to inspect the plan & condition of that noble establishment, & will be much gratified in the opportunity, which a personal interview will afford, of learning the views of it’s patron & founder.— MHi .
Your invitation to Monticello, to-day, has just overtaken me on my return home, & I regret exceedingly that my state of health is such, this morning, as to prevent my gratifying the feelings I cherish towards Gen l La Fayette & yourself alike, by the acceptance of it.— MHi .
It affords me great pleasure to inform you that the temper of the present Legislature, so far as it can be collected from conversation with its members, is one of improved liberality towards the University. The great difficulty we have to encounter is a repugnance on the part of many gentlemen, otherwise friendly to the University, to undertake, at this time, the erection of the additional...
I beg leave to introduce to your acquaintance Messrs. Johnson, , & Ashley, members of the House of Representatives from the State of New-York, who, in a visit they are about to make to Virginia, are desirous of paying their personal respects to you. You will find them gentlemen of great respectability, & of liberal sentiments.—I take the occasion to renew to you the expression of my grateful &...
A number of your friends and neighbours intend to celebrate the approaching Anniversary of their country’s Independence at M r D. Fitch’s in Milton; and the undersigned committee of arrangements, in compliance with the wishes of those by whom they were appointed, respectfully invite your attendance. In doing so they feel it unnecessary to express to you the high gratification it will afford...
I had the pleasure of receiving, thro’ Col. Randolph , last evening, your kind invitation for myself & my wife to spend the day at Monticello . I regret very much that arrangements previously made, involving the convenience of others as well as ourselves, prevent us, at this time, from paying you a visit, which my own feelings would have promptt prompted me to do, without an invitation. But we...
I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of 8 th instant, by the last mail, in reply to which I have to inform you that the committee of ways & means, to whom the application on behalf of the University was referred, reported, some time ago, a Bill remitting the whole amount of duties charged upon the late importation of manufactured marble for the use of the University. This Bill, in the...