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At a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia held at the said University on Monday the 3d. and Tuesday the 4th. of April 1826. at which were present Thomas Jefferson, Joseph C. Cabell, John H. Cocke, Chapman Johnson and James Madison the following proceedings were had. 86. There shall be established in the University a Dispensary which shall be attached to the Medical school, and...
The Editor, tho’ he cannot be insensible to the genius, the learning, the philosophic inspiration & the love of country displayed in the writings now committed to the press, is restrained not less by his incompetency than by his relation to the Author, from dwelling on themes, which belong to an eloquence that can do justice to the names of illustrious benefactors to their country and to their...
This had been prepared by J.M. as a preface or prospectus for the "Memoir" when that alone was intended for imediate publication. The opinion universally entertained of the extraordinary abilities of Thos. Jefferson and the signal evidences lately given by his country of a profound sense of his patriotic services, and of veneration for his memory, have induced his Executor, who is also the...
At a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia, held at the University on Monday, Oct. 2d. 1826, at which were present James Madison, James Breckenridge, Joseph C. Cabell, John H. Cocke, Chapman Johnson, and James Monroe. The board being apprised of the death of Thomas Jefferson Rector, proceeded to fill the vacancy in that office: and James Madison was elected. Ms ( ViU ).
Tuesday, Oct. 3. the board met according to adjournment. present the same members as yesterday. Resolved, that a committee of three members of the board, be appointed to examine & report the state of the funds of the University—that they be required to make their report tomorrow, if practicable, & that all documents touching that subject now before the board, be referred to them. Whereupon...
Wednesday, Oct. 4th. The board met pursuant to adjournment: present the same members as yesterday. Resolved that the next session of the University shall commence on the first of February, and terminate on the Fourth of July; and all future sessions shall commence on the 20th. of August in each year, and terminate on the 4th. of July ensuing—but there shall be one recess of all the schools,...
Thursday, Oct. 5th. The board met pursuant to adjournment: present the same members as yesterday. Resolved that a Secretary to the board of Visitors shall be appointed, whose salary shall be two hundred dollars per annum , payable quarterly. Resolved that Nicholas P. Trist is appointed to the office of Secretary. The board adjourned to tomorrow. Ms (ViU) .
Friday, Oct. 6th. The board met pursuant to adjournment: present the same members as yesterday. Resolved that the library of the University shall be under the following regulations:   The books shall be kept in the upper room of the rotunda. The library shall be under the care of a librarian appointed by the Visitors, who shall hold his office during their pleasure, and shall receive as a...
Saturday, Oct. 7th. The board met pursuant to adjournment: present the same members as yesterday. 25. Resolved that the proctor be directed to refund to the several professors, the advances by them made for venitian blinds; when, in the opinion of the executive committee, such appropriation shall be justified by the state of the funds. 26. Resolved that the communication of the faculty...
I send them immediately to the p.o. that they may go in the mail of tomorrow morning. Friendly respects & good wishes RC (Marshall B. Coyne, Washington, D. C.).
—confided to them. As the result they have the satisfaction to state a marked improvement in the economy of the Institution, & in the habits of the Students; and as a consequence, this in the degree wherein they appear to have availed themselves of the advantages held out by the able professors whose services the University is so fortunate in possessing. On this subject there is little else to...
The other volumes contain of I notes of conversations, whilst Secretary of State, with President Washington and others high in office; and Memoranda of Cabinet Councils committed to paper on the spot & filed; the whole, with the explanatory & miscellaneous additions, shewing the views and tendencies of parties, from the year 1789 to 1800. II Letters from 1779 to his death, addressed to a great...
Exceptions to the maxim that commerce should be free 1. In cases where other nations would not follow the example, or admit a reciprocity. 2. To procure safety at the expence of interest--as in naval resources & other means of defence 3. To secure the means of transporting articles of commerce agst. the contingency of wars among carrying Nations which divert or raise the price & ensurance of...
The D. of Trust--to J. M. witht. namg. Heirs or Exor [Executor]; Can Attorney be made to Exec: the instrnts--sue for them--& proceed to enforce the Mortgage. The trust being power to Will can that vary or explain its import. How divided between Wife & Children? if will be in those vague terms! Bridge Stock What the character of the assignment of it--according to Statemt. in Mrs. Ts letter if...
At a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia, held at the University on Tuesday, December 5th 1826, at which were present James Madison Rector, James Monroe, John H. Cocke, and Joseph C. Cabell. The board being occupied in attending the first public examination at the University, which began on Monday the 4th of Decr, had private meetings only occasionally during the intervals...
[present as under December 5, 1826] Friday, Decr. 8th. When, during one of those intervals, the board having taken up the case of Robert Yeates—the consideration of which was postponed at the meeting in Oct. last—made thereon the following order. The following will be communicated by the Secretary, in answer to the reference made to this board by the faculty, of the case of R. Yeates. The...
Saturday, Decr. 9th. The board attended as heretofore, on the examination; with a short private meeting only, for conference. Ms (ViU) .
Monday, Decr. 11th. In addition to the four members present on tuesday last, Mr Chapman Johnson this day joined the board. No other business than attendance on the examination was done, until Ms (ViU) .
The following resolutions, adopted on Tuesday, Decr. 12th, being omitted in their proper place, are here inserted. 2. Resolved, that in future, the assent of the board of Visitors or a committee thereof be essential to the appointment of the Hotel-keepers at the University: and in all such appointments, application in the first instance, shall be made as heretofore, to the Proctor, who shall...
Thursday, Decr. 14th: present James Madison Rector, James Monroe, John H. Cocke, Joseph C. Cabell and Chapman Johnson. 4. Resolved that enactment 24 does preclude the professors from such pursuits as that contemplated in one of the suggestions lately submitted to the board by the Professor of Medicine: but, in consideration of the peculiar condition of the Medical school, the special consent...
Friday, Decr. 15th. The board met: present J. Madison Rector, J. Monroe, J. H. Cocke and J. C. Cabell. A note was received from Mr Johnson, stating that some draughts of enactments which he had been charged with preparing, were not completed; and asking leave of absence until tomorrow. This leave was granted; and the board, after a long conference, adjourned to tomorrow. Ms (ViU) .
Saturday, Decr. 16th. The board met: present the same as yesterday, with the addition of Mr Johnson. Resolved that the proctor do pay the accounts against the University contracted by the secretary to the board of Visitors, amounting to seven dollars & seventy five cents. Resolved that The precincts of the University are to be regarded as coextensive with the lands owned by the University,...
Make the following Report. It being a provision of the law that the Visitors, or a majority of them should once at least in every year visit the University, inquire into the proceedings and practices thereat, examine the progress of the students, and give to those who excel in any branch of science there taught, such honorary marks and testimonies of approbation as may encourage & excite to...
I have received from the American Whig Society in the College of New Jersey, a copy of the Discourse on popular education delivered at Princeton in September last by Charles F. Mercer, Esqr. In returning my thanks to the Society for this token of its friendly respect, I ought not to withold the praise due to the Author of the discourse, for the valuable information enriched with much...
I concur with General Cocke in opinion that William Matthews may, with the approbation of the Faculty, and subject to the further order of the Visitors, proceed with a School of Military Instruction in the university, according to the arrangements above proposed; and that he be allowed the use of an unoccupied Pavilion, under regulations to be prescribed by the Proctor. Ms, enclosing relevant...
Richmond mail Arrives Mondays Wednesdays & Frydays at 7 in morning Departs Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 2 in afternoon sometimes goes sunday mornings at 9 Oclock in morning Frederecksburg mail Arrives & Departs same time Staunton mail arrives when others departs & goes when others arrive Ms enclosed in JM to Alexander Garrett, April 18, 1827: by Mrs. Madison? (ViU) .
At a meeting of the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, held at the University on the tenth day of July 1827, at which were present James Madison rector, James Monroe, George Loyall, John H. Cocke and Joseph C. Cabell. A letter was read from Professor Key, dated March 10th 1827, communicating the resignation of the office held by him in the University, as authorised by a...
Wednesday. July 11. The board met, present the same members as yesterday. Communications were received & read from various persons. The Reports of the Bursar and Proctor were received. After which the board were again occupied in attending on the public examination. Ms (ViU) .
Thursday, July 12. The Rector was taken seriously ill during the night; and is now confined to his bed. No meeting of the board, except for attendance on the examination. Ms (ViU) .
Friday, July 13. The Rector still confined to his bed. The board met, present James Monroe, George Loyall, John H. Cocke, Joseph C. Cabell and Chapman Johnson. Ms (ViU) .
Saturday July 14th. The Rector still confined. The board met, present the same members as yesterday. The Proctor’s report on the state of the Library was received, & read. The rest of the day was taken up in attending on the examination. Ms (ViU) .
Monday. July 16. The board met, present James Madison rector, James Monroe, George Loyall, John H. Cocke, Chapman Johnson, and Joseph C. Cabell. On their return from a visit to the examination room, Professor Bonnycastle was admitted to a conference on the subject of class reports as applicable to the School of Natural Philosophy. Professor Dunglison and the Proctor were then conferred with,...
Tuesday. July 17. The board met, present the same as yesterday. A letter was received and read from Professor Emmet, on the subject of the chemical laboratory. The reading of the minutes of the Faculty was resumed. Professor Bonnycastle was admitted to a conference on the subject of the schools of Mathematics and of Natural Philosophy. Resolved that hereafter, there shall be a standing...
Wednesday, July 18th. The Board met, present the same as yesterday Resolved that the Professor of Chemistry be requested to prepare and to lay before the Visitors at their next meeting, the plan of a chemical Laboratory and of a Lecture room connected therewith, large enough for the accommodation of a class of 200 Students; & that the proctor be required to present an accompanying estimate of...
Thursday. July 19. The board met, present the same as yesterday. Resolved that the Bursar of the University be authorised to borrow from Thomas Jefferson Randolph, trustee of Mrs Martha Randolph, a Sum not exceeding Twenty thousand dollars, at an interest of Six per centum , per annum , payable Semi-annually, at the office of the Farmer’s bank of Virginia, in Richmond. For the money so...
"Nefas videri" Montpelier in November 1827. Montpelier Nov. 27. 28. 29. 30. 1827. a. Mr M. observed that A. Everett in his book on America had fallen into the remarkable error that Gen. Washington had to be greatly persuaded by Hamilton to agree to the Constitution. Mr M. knew it to be an error; he lodged with Wash. in Philad. during the convention. b. On manufactures. He observed that the...
Edward Coles On Acct with James Madison For a check on the Bank of Va inclosed I. A. Coles in payment of Bank Stock--being $16:00 over and above the amt. due for Id. Stocke 16:00 Cr By cash enclosed 16:00 00:00 Ms (DLC) .
By Nicholas P. Trist [Memoranda on University of Virginia] One of the most prominent evils in the academic institutions of the U. S.—an evil which has already asssumed a very serious attitude in the University of Virginia—is the unnecessary expense indulged in by the students. Without entering into a detailed review of the consequences of this practice they may be briefly considered under two...
University of Virginia Bond (for $500 borrowed from Thomas Jefferson Randolph; signed by James Madison as Rector) The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia owe to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Trustee for Mrs. Martha Randolph, the sum of five hundred dollars, for so much money borrowed of him, pursuant to an act of the General Assembly, passed on the seventh day of March, 1827,...
At a meeting of the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, held at the University on the tenth day of July 1828, at which were present, James Madison, rector, James Monroe, James Breckenridge, Chapman Johnson, John H. Cocke and William C. Rives. Various letters from, and recommendations of, candidates for the Professorships of Antient Languages and of Natural Philosophy, were taken...
Friday, July 11. The Board met, present the same as yesterday, with the addition of Joseph C. Cabell. The forenoon was employed in attending the examination, and in reading various communications & testimonials concerning applicants for the Professorships of Antient Languages & Natural Philosophy. Agreeably to the resolution to that effect, passed at the meeting in July 1827, Joseph C. Cabell,...
Saturday, July 12. The Board met, present the same as yesterday. Resolved That James Monroe & John H. Cocke compose a committee for the purpose of examining & reporting on, the minutes of the Faculty proceedings. Resolved That Chapman Johnson & W. C. Rives compose a committee for the purpose of enquiring into & reporting on the state of the Funds. Resolved as follows: Professor Long having...
Monday, July 14. The Board met, present the same as on Saturday. After reading some communications addressed to them, the Board took into consideration the question of attending the Convention to be held this day in Charlottesville, on the subject of the Internal Improvement of the State; and having decided on being present at the organization of the Body, they proceeded to Charlottesville for...
Tuesday, July 15. In the intervals of their attendance as members of the Convention in Charlottesville, the Board met, and attended occasionally on the examination. Ms ( ViU ).
Wednesday, July 16. This day was spent in a similar manner to the preceding. Ms ( ViU ).
Thursday, July 17. The same remark applies to this. Ms ( ViU ).
Friday, July 18. In the intervals of the meetings of the Convention, the Board met and passed the following resolutions. Resolved That Mr Monroe & Mr Johnson be a committee charged with the duty of preparing during the recess of the Board of Visitors, and of reporting to them at their next meeting, a plan of Executive government for the University. After the expiration of the term of Service...
Saturday, July 19. The Board attended the Convention, and no business was done by them in relation to the University. Ms ( ViU ).
Monday, July 21. The Board met, present James Madison, rector, James Monroe, James Breckenridge, Chapman Johnson, Joseph C. Cabell, John H. Cocke and William C. Rives. Resolved as follows: The recess of all the Schools commencing on the 15th and terminating on the 31st of December, in each year, as provided for by the enactment of October 1826, having been found injurious in practice;...
Report on the University of Virginia We lay before our readers the following interesting View of the condition of the University of Virginia, submitted to the Legislature on Monday last: I have the honor to lay before the General Assembly, the report adopted by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, at their meeting in July last, and received by me as President of the Literary...