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We are about to make arrangements for the discharge of the debt of W. C. Nicholas, dec d to your Bank for $20,000 accrued by Th Jefferson and Th. J. Randolph. in the following manner. viz. and amt exceeding one fourth of the principal to be paid in a few days, a sum not less than two fourth more to be paid in December 1823. The remaining fourth to be discharged in december 1824. The interest...
I recd tho’ at a late day your letter of Ocr. 27; on the subject of which I am not able to furnish any information. I was not acquainted with your brother, and being absent from the State of Virginia, during the period in question, was not in the way of being acquainted with his transactions. With friendly respects Draft (DLC) .
The Commissioners appointed under the act of the last General assembly for appropriating a part of the revenue of the literary fund, and for other purposes, met according to law, at the Rockfish gap , on the 1 st day of August last , and having continued their session by adjournments until the 4 th day of that month , agreed to a Report , which being signed in Duplicates, individually and...
I recieve at an occnal residence very distant from Monticello your favor of the 11 th and shall recieve that of my friend Lafayette when it comes to hand, with the pleasure which every thing from him gives me. No country on earth perhaps is so overstocked with Physicians as that which you have happened to chuse for the exercise of your profession. in Medicine too there is a great deal of...
I have duly recd. the volume relating to the Equestrian State [ sic ] of Henry 4th. with one of the medals to which it gave rise for both which I offer you my thanks. The volume is not only a valuable present to Artists, but is enriched with articles of information, which make it interesting to the curious who are not artists. I observe that it justly records your essential agency in this...
Your favor of the 6 th is recieved. the visitors of our University at their last session concluding to open it at the commencement of the next year, found it necessary to take immediate measures for procuring Professors. they wished than to be of the 1 st order of science in their respective lines, and doubting whether such could be found in the unemployed portion of science in the US. they...
I have just recd. a letter from Mr. Byrd Willis manifesting great anxiety to obtain a Cadet appt. for his son George, who he says has long been on the list of Candidates. The father derives encouragement from the descent of consanguinity of the son, connecting him with the Military merit of the revolution. Notwithstanding my general forbearance to intermeddle in such cases, I cannot well...
On my return from Bedford I find here your favor of Apr. 30. I have no reciept for brewing, & I much doubt if the operations of malting & brewing could be succesfully performed from a reciept. if it could, Combrune’s book on the subject would teach the best processes: and perhaps might guide to ultimate success with the sacrifice of 2. or 3. trials a cap t Miller now of Norfolk, but who passes...
Col: McKenney supposing that the favorable opinion I formed of him during my long residence in Washington may corroborate the confidence & friendly dispositions he flatters himself you have derived from a more temporary acquaintance, I can not refuse him the justice of saying that I always regarded him as a very intelligent upright & patriotic Citizen: and that his official conduct was...
The inclosed speaks for itself. Should there be an opening at West Point, the pretensions of young Lewis are certainly very respectable, and, as you know, respectably vouched. I do not trouble the President, because your communication as far as the occasion may require will be sufficient. Health & prosperity RC (owned by Henry N . Flynt, Greenwich, Conn., 1961); draft ( DLC ). RC addressed by...
I had the pleasure of duly receiving your interesting favor of Sepr. 29. The agricultural scenery which charmed you so much has had the same effect on other strangers surveying it with an equal taste for such improvements. I wish you may have as much reason to be pleased with the countenance of the Cabinet when your objects are presented to it. We think here it is high time for a...
It has been much the wish of Mrs. Madison & myself to give a call at Barboursville whilst you remain there: but find it will not be in our power. We trust it will be in yours, if not before, to make a stage & pass a day at least with Mrs. Barbour and your family, at Montpellier, on the way to the port of your departures; to whom with yourself, we offer our joint and best salutations. RC ( ViHi...
I have duly recieved your favor of the 24 th inst. covering an invitation to some one of the Professors of the University of Virginia to attend the examination of the Cadets at West point on the first Monday in June next. in most of the Seminaries of the US. I believe there is a Summer vacation which may admit the attendance of such of their professors as are honored by a like invitation. but...
It is in vain that I determine never to intermeddle with the proceedings of the govmt, political or personal, and especially that I will not permit myself to be the channel of tormenting them with sollicitns for office. cases will arise sometimes of suffering worth to which the human heart cannot be insensible. one of these presents itself in the situation of mr James Leander Cathcart. he was...
We are not to forget that our arrangt. with the Bank at Fredg. will require renewal at the close of the present month. I allude to it thus early, as I rely again on the preparatory Step on your part wch. you were so good as to take in the first instance. On receiving the two notes with your signatures I will add mine, and send both to Fredg: providing in the mean time, the small sum there due...
⟨The las⟩t mail bro⟨ught⟩ me your favor of ⟨the⟩ 11th. and in ⟨than⟩king you ⟨for it?⟩ I do the same for the documents on ⟨f?⟩orn: affairs previously sent me. Your speech has taken a more correct view of the principle on which the colonial monopoly rests, than has been generally taken of it; and your statistical illustrations have an important bearing on ⟨the⟩ question depending. I entirely...
I have recd. your favour of Novr 13. covering the Seals, for your attention to which I return you many thanks. They fully answer my wishes. I am glad to find that the Duke of Wellington, understood to be the mainspring of the Cabinet policy, and more than his predecessor a manager of the public will, holds a language so friendly towards this Country. The longer a practice corresponding with it...
With your favr. of Novr. 13. acknd. yesterday, I recd that of the same date, in which you communicated the steps you had taken & had in view, in relation to a Successor to Professor Long. The Visitors I am sure will all be thankful for your attentions to that important object. Altho’ it appears that Dr. Harrison discharges well his temporary trusts yet besides the uncertainty of his permanent...
Pray, Dear Sir, expedite by every means in your power the dispatch of our 50. M .D. our Agent who is to proceed to Europe for the purchase of the library, awaits only for the money. in like manner the orders for apparatus of every kind await the same thing. we wish to have all in before winter. I ask this favor of you not as belonging to your deptmt but as a Virginian and friend to the...
I have recd. your favor of the 2d. and thank you for the trouble you have taken in preparing the papers it inclosed: which I have signed and forwardd to Mr. Allen & Mr. Roberts. I had expected to hear from some quarter on the subject of my note to the Bank renewable with yours some time ago; and know not whether the discount be still due or may have been pd. out of tolls accruing on all the...
Your favor of the l0th. has but just come to hand. It states that there is a decided majy. in one House agst. an unrestricted admission of Missouri, and in both for applying the restriction to all Territories West of the Mississippi: but that in a spirit of Compromise Missouri will be admitted without restriction, and the restriction as to Territories confined to the Space N. & W. of Missouri,...
I have long desired to obtain a simple seal engraved with the initials of my name, encircled by the motto veritas non verba magistri. The material prefered, is a stone of no very costly sort, and as the price of one in silver cannot be great, I should be glad of a duplicate in that metal. The size of the seal, I would wish to be rather small than large. Shd. you succeed in getting this little...
I return you mr Cathcart’s letter, and to his, I join sincerely my own thanks for what you have obtained for him. you could never have served nor the government take into it’s employ a man of stricter integrity. while consul on the Barbary coast, where immense sums past thro’ his hands to be disposed of without a voucher, he might have made himself, as some colleagues did, as rich as he...
You know the situation of our claim on Congress for the donation of 50. M .D. and I am very anxious to obtain it from them, and not to harrow up again the displeasure of our legislature, by saying any thing to them on the subject. I have therefore recommended to our friends at Richm d to be silent there, in the hope we may get it from Congress. I must pray you therefore to press it vigorously,...
I have just recd. a letter from Maj<r>. Byrd C Willis, of Tallahassee well known to you reminding me that I was the medium of an application for a Cadet Warrant in behalf of his son George, and requesting me to intimate that he has still the same object in view: and that as his son, "is no longer a Citizen of Virga, but hails from Florida," the former difficulty that the claim of Virginia had...
Your favor of the 2d. was duly recd. the evening before the last. I thank you for it, and return, as desired, the pamphlet of Cunningham. Your remark on it appears very just. You ask my views of a Resolution to be proposed to the Senate advising a Treaty of co-operation with G. Britain agst. an interference of the Allied Powers for resubjugating S. America. You will take them for what they are...
My colleagues Visitors of the University now in Richmond have sent me the inclosed pamphlet as containing documents which may be useful to you in urging our claim on Congress. they join me also in pressing you to force it to a decision. we did not think it advisable to ask any thing from our legislre, and our Instn will be deeply distressed should we fail in obtaining from Congress the portion...
Altho’ I know not that any occasion will arise making it pertinent to bring the political career of Mr. T. Coxe to your attention, I can not in justice to my recollections of it refuse my testimony as to the credit to which he is entitled. I am not unaware that he may have political & perhaps personal enemies who do not speak, as I think, of him. But facts cannot be impaired by opinions. Mr....
I need not remind you of the vacancy produced in the professorship of Ancient Languages in the University of Virginia, nor remark on the importance of providing a Successor worthy of it. The anxiety of the Visitors on this subject led them to offer the Chair for the term of one year to M<r.> Gesner Harrison, a distinguished pupil of Mr. Long, who has accepted it with that limitation;...
It may be proper to mention, that the Salary is now limited to $1000 per annum to be pd. quarterly, with fees from the pupils from 10 to 20 drs. each according to the no. of Schools they attend, and with the use of a pavilion such as you have free of rent. The duties of this Chair embrace the Latin & Greek Languages, < > Rhetoric, Belles Lettres, ancient history & ancient Geography. During the...
I am sure you have found, ere this that the being in a position to bestow offices, is not a very pleasant circumstance and you had before experience enough that the sollicitation of them is not more so. I have therefore made it a general rule not to trouble the government with such sollicitations. yet there are now and then cases which oblige one to disregard rule. I dare say you must well...
For 20. years past Mons r Thruin superintendant of the National garden of France, has sent me annually a box of seeds assorted to our climate. this having been intermitted for the last two years, I suspected his death. m r Madison now informs me that he has been so for some time, and that his successor now addressg such a box to him as President of the Agricultural society of Albemarle, that...
I recd a few days ago yours of the 9th. & shd. have answerd it immediately but for the expectation of learning that the subject of it wd. have explained itself, on the spot. The Mail due today not havg brought me any information, I proceed to mention that on the 2 or 3d. of Mar. I enclosed yr. note to Col. P. P. Barbour requesting him to recover the money from you or Bank as might happen, &...
I have just reced your letter of Decr. 28. Relying only on a payment from yourself of the mony so long in your hands, I can only express an earnest hope, that you will not fail to fulfil your promise and with as little delay as possible. With friendly respects. Draft ( DLC ). In Dolley Madison’s hand; docketed by JM . Letter not found.
I recd. in due time your favr. of Jany. 27. apprizing me of the rents due by Mr. Ward, & of the oppy. you expected, of ascertaining the real extent of the land embraced by the Mortgage of Mr. Strode. I did not advert then to an expression since observed in your letter, which may imply that your prosecution & exposé of the case, might depend on my intimating a desire to that effect. Shd. this...
The enclosed letter not having come to hand before your departure for Washington, I cannot so well comply with the request of the writer as by forwarding it for your perusal. Should you think his object a reasonable one, or entitled to a fair consideration, a word of explanation from you to the Secy. of war & the Attorney General, if proper at all, may be more so from you than from me and can...
I now inclose you the case of my grandson, Francis Eppes and will request your opinion at your first convenience after your return home. without knowing what is the fee for an opinion I inclose 10.D. subject to correction if not a sufficient one. I salute you with friendship & respect MHi .
In your favor of the 12 th inst. I observe an expression which did not strike me at the time, nor indeed till it occurred to my recolltn yesterday it seemed to open the way for a proposition from us which has not been made. it presents the idea of a possibility that at the end of the year you might make an election in favor of our Professorship of law in preference to the office you hold . if...
I received with real affliction your favor of the 12 th and the more so as the condition proposed in it is entirely incompatible with the objects and character of an University. Continuing in your judicial office, you could attend to the duties of the University during only the two summer months of July and August, and two winter months of Feb. & Mar. (December and January being the University...
I have recd young Gentlemen, your letter of the 21st and have forwarded it to the other members of the Executive Come. Referring you to the decision, which will be made from them, I tender you my friendly respects & good wishes Draft, with draft of JM to Thomas J. Randolph (DLC) . Addressed to W. H. Cooper, L. Barfoot, E. Ruffin Jr., George Nicholson, and J B Young.
Sir having seen in our papers, of the proposals to be recieved of the different Branches of Workmen that are mentioned in your advertisement you have not mentioned Wether or not there is wanting any Stone Cutting about the Buildings if there Should, be you Would confer a great favour on Me in Letting me know of it & how the State of the place is for getting Such as would Suit that I & others...
the subscriber will be happy to undertake three portions mentioned in the advertisement & uppon the conditions their specifie d at fifteen percent below the Book of Prices published by M Cary in 1812 provided it should meet the approbation of that Honourable Body address, Rich d Ware 178 North 4 th Street Philadel a ViU .
I Recived your publick Cashen in the publick neuse paper staten that you wanted house Carpentrs to Bild the university neare in Virginia Charlottsville and the times you menchen on the prise work is Mathea Carcy house Carpents Book of prises and I will work ate teenty five percent advance on his Book of prses as the prises is advance heare and I Can Be well Recomended By the first men in this...
Having noticed your advertisement in The Richmond Enquirer of the 12 th of last march Requesting proposals for the Several Works Contemplated to Erect an University for the state of Virginia near Charlottesville Beg leave to Request you will Have the goodness to Inform me by Return of post Whether you have made any Engagements Relative to the Carpenters and joiners worke Would be willing to...
M r Harrison of Lynchburg was authorised to make an agreement for us with mr Knight , which I now inclose to you, and pray you to settle with him, when he is done, and give him an order on mr Garrett . I think he arrived here about Oct. the 8 7 th or 8 th RC (
In the Democratic press of Philad a I observed a publication wanting, workmen to lay one million of bricks, at the University of Virginia near Charlottsville, and according to the terms required for contracting for laying bricks and furnishing materials, I think will be a difficult thing for any one to undertake. I therefore propose as I am not very buisy this year to do it in this way and I...
Presuming that the Visitors of the University have not as yet, determined on the proposals made them on the 29 th March for undertaking the work Contemplated the Current year and haveing ourselves handed in proposals for a part of said work under the Impression, that we should still have to pay the Same wages to Journey men & Labourers that we paid them the last year—Since which the great...
I notist in our Paper your Requst for Propositr for Painting & Glayzing of the univesity and being of that Profesion I would wish to know if you Have all Reddy Contracted for that Part of your Buildings if not I would forward on My Refferances—of which I would mention the Presedent & Managers of the Bal to Exchange Co and M r Letrobe A Getleman I Presume well none to you and Many of the Best...
I propose Making & Laying from 2 to 3 Hundred Thousand Bricks for the University of Virg. at the following rates Viz. For place brick $ 6. per 〃 Lime unslacked from } $ 8.— Augusta ⅌ Bus l 50 Cts 〃 Sand from secretarys ford ⅌ Bus l 8 Cts.
This will be delivered to you by M r Hicky who will offer proposals for the plaistering to be done at the University. As he is a total stranger, I take the liberty to make him known to you, & will thank you to put him in the way of acquiring the information he will need, as to the expence of lime, sand &c a as well as the cost of living in your neighborhood. He is a skillful workman, & may be...