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It is my painful duty to inform you, that Mr Arthur S. Brockenbrough departed this life, at 1 o’c., today. By this event, the office of Patron of the Students of the University is rendered vacant; and it is provided, by the Enactments, that a vacancy, in this office, "occurring during the recess of the Board, may be filled by appointment under the hands and seals of the Executive Committee,...
Annexed I send for your approval, my check on the President & Directors of the Literary Fund, for Five thousand dollars, part of the annuity to the University of the current year. With my best wishes for your good health, I Remain Dr. Sir most Respectfully Your most Obt. St. RC (DLC) .
I beg leave to introduce to your acquaintance, Mr Fournier, an Advocate of the Paris Bar, and his friend Mr D’Orsay, a Gentleman of a respectable family in France, both men of information & such as we like to see—travelling thro’ our Country, whither they have come partly on business, & partly for the acquisition of Knowledge. They are desirous of seeing in you one of those Fathers of our...
Please to give to John M Walker or John H Price the certifycat which was given to mee for Thirty Six pounds for my pay as a regular Soldier in the Army of the revolution which certifycat was placed in your hands by Saml French a number of years ago and also any papers which you may have of Samuel French that may in any way assist to establish his claim to land bounty, I being the Surviveing...
My friend Mr Robert C. Winthrop, a son of the Lieut: Governor of Massachusetts, being desirous of seeing Virginia, and particularly anxious to become personally acquainted with you, I take the liberty of introducing him, and his Lady, and Miss Gardner, by whom he is accompanyed, to you and Mrs. Madison I avail myself of this occasion to send you and Mrs Madison a lithographic likeness recently...
My apology for troubling you with this letter is the desire I feel to serve a friend whom I honor and admire for his distinguished genius in the Fine Arts. I have reference to Mr. Cardella, a native of Italy, and the late successful instructer in drawing, music and italian, at the Mt. Pt. Class. Institution, Amherst, Mass. I have recently learnt, on the authority of one of the Principals of...
I have the pleasure of transmitting herewith a copy of the oration delivered in this City on the 22d. of February by Hon. Francis C. Gray and also of the third edition of his letter to Governor Lincoln on Harvard University, which it is hoped will be acceptable It was with great regret, that I, a few days ago, learned of your continued suffering from rheumatism, but all here, hope, you have...
I recd. with much pleasure your obliging note of the 13t. inst. Anxious to deserve your good opinion, allow me to say, in defence or mitigation of the "effusion of personal feeling," that the name of Mr Gallatin had, prior to the meeting of Congress, been put forth by a late Governor of So. Carolina, with much parade, as opposed to all American systems ; that he had accepted the appointment of...
By request of Jared Sparks, Esq. we have this day placed in the mail a parcel directed to you. It contains a set of the "Life of Gouverneur Morris" just published. Yours Truly & Resp’y RC (DLC) .
Mr. Robbins sends the copy, inclosed herewith, of his Speech, in token of his high respects, & grateful regards for Mr. Madison. RC (DLC) .
Under the law which allows students, above 20 years of age, to "reside out of the precincts, in such private boardinghouses as the Faculty may approve," permission was granted to Mess. Fairfax Catlett, Alex. G. Taliaferro, and Wm. P. Clark to live with Mr. Meredith Jones, on the Charlottesville road. Mr. Jones has recently removed, from his former residence, to Gen. Cocke’s House, on the same...
I have deposited $1650 in the Farmers Bank of Fredericksburg subject to your check. Mr John Lee of Ky requested me to contrive it to you by some means & I have thought this mode would be most convenient to you—With profound respect, P. S. It will be pleasing to me to hear that you have received the money, by a few lines addressed to me at King William Court House Virginia RC (DLC) .
I have lately taken the liberty of sending to you several of our legislative documents; and now have the pleasure of inclosing a Report extended under a special order this House—not for any merit which the paper may contain but mainly for the purpose of availing of the occasion to renew the expression of my high respect and esteem for your character and person—and to tender the assurance of my...
IN THE NAME OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, To James Madison Esquire, Greeting: KNOW YOU, That our Governor, in pursuance of the provisions of an Act of the General Assembly, entitled, "An Act for establishing an University," doth hereby constitute and appoint you, the said James Madison a VISITOR of the University of Virginia, with all the powers vested by law in the office of Visitor of the...
At the request of my brother I have herewith enclosed you his letter, and would respectfully request, that, provided you possess any important information touching the subjects to which his letter refers, that you will be so kind as to intimate that information to me as well as my brother I have the honor to be Sir most respectfully Your obt. Servt. RC and enclosure (DLC) . Enclosure is...
My maternal Grand-father Samuel Dalton was a stock-holder in a land speculation company organized some seventy or eighty years ago probably—Some of the heirs of said Samuel Dalton decd. attended in Richmond on the 6th of Demr last; [they having been requested by advertisement in the Richmond Enquirer to do so] and report as I understand since their return that you have a transfer of said...
E. D. White, a member from Louisa. begs leave to present his respects to Mr. Madison. He felt, before he received Mr. Madison’s note of the 14th, that he owed Mr. Madison an apology, for the freedom used in franking to him the pamphlet on the abolition of slavery, which Mr. Madison, by a natural inference, considered as emanating from the person who sent it—It was a mere act of thoughtlessness...
It is indeed with real concern that we have so frequently heard of your being harrassed with rheumatism; I do nevertheless hope for a more favorable report, which will be highly gratifying to my daughter and myself. This has been a winter of stronger extremes than I have experienced the last forty five years: the Thermometer having, on two occasions, been at and under Zero: and on two others,...
I take the liberty of making a few enquires of you relative to a claim it is believed our family have for the revolutionary services of my father Lemuel Cornick, who from all the information to be gathered upon that subject, was one of those active partisans who got on board the French fleet off Cape Henry, near his residence and Piloted them into and up the Cheasapeak and from that place to...
In a Biography of the late Vice President Gerry, which I published three years since, is contained such particulars, as I was able to procure, concerning his agency in the Convention for forming a Constitution of the U States. For the purpose of a revised edition of that work I take leave most respectfully to solicit a communication from you of any facts, connected with his services in that...
It is made necessary for us to shew that my mother was the only Heir of her Uncle Henry Willis, to enable us to draw that portion of the funds of Loyal Company to which we are entitled as claiming under her, and will thank you for any aid you can give us in establishing the fact—Mr Gilmer the agent told me a certificate signed by two persons would be received as sufficient evidence—Present me...
Enclosed, I now have the pleasure of handing you the statement of my little acct. which you called for some time ago. Balance, if correctly stated $28.50— Your further, and frequent, orders will be thankfully recieved, by Your obliged & obt. svt. RC , enclosing account (DLC) .
I have this moment received your very obliging note of the 7th. instant. Yours of Nov. 25th. also came safely to hand. As to the main point in question, this letter seems to me conclusive, but I am still a good deal at a loss about the first draft of the Committee. The history of the composition of that draft would be a curious item in the proceedings of the convention. Perhaps it may...
Your favour of 2d. ult: was received in due time by the mail at this place. The copy of your letter to Mr. Townsend of South Carolina was communicated to Mr. Pleasants, agreeably to your permission: & it would have been returned to you in conformity to your request, before now, had it not been for my indisposition, leaving me barely time to attend to my indispensable duties at this place. I...
I have been anxious ever since I left you to learn the state of your health. I have heard from Mr. Barbour, Mr. Ingersoll &c &c, that they had heard from you since I left you; but they were unable to furnish me much information, and it has now been some time since I have heard any thing directly or indirectly from you. Mrs. M. was so good as to say she or Payne would write me a line to let me...
Thinking it possible, my dear Sir, you may not wish others to see what I am now about to take the liberty of writing to you, and if it should not be entirely agreeable to you that you can the more readily throw it into the fire and think no more of a thing which is known only to you and myself, I am induced to add, on a seperate sheet, that I have frequently thought of what passed in...
Your favor of the 2nd—was answered yesterday evening, & the answer went by this morning’s mail. Lest, however, it should meet with some accident, I repeat the information it contained. The law of Maryland, now in force here, makes no distinction between holograph and other wills. It requires that all wills be signed by the testator (or by some one by his express direction) in the presence of...
Your favor of the 2d—postmarked 3d—was received this morning, after the departure of the mail. I immediately set about ascertaining what the law of Maryland was on the point in question, at the time of the cession: this being the law of Washington county in the District of Columbia, unless altered by act of Congress, which, I have ascertained, has not been done. The act of the Legislature of...
I enclose an account for Taxes due the Corporation of Washington for the years 1830 and 1831 amounting to Ninety dollars and 49 cents—the property occupied by Mr. Richard Cutts—In troubling you with application for payment of this bill it is proper I should state, that I have Calld on Mr. Cutts for it, but find there is no alternative remaining but to advertise the property for sale. On one...
I have this day Your favor of the 21st, accompanied with a copy of a letter of the 14th Nov. The latter, I am concerned to say, never reached me. Deeply regretting its loss, I am nevertheless gratified to find, that it had occurred to You, that my neglect to answer it, was not intentional. I return You, with many thanks, the pamphlet You were good enough to send me. I feel very much gratified,...