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It is not for me to estimate the importance of the circumstances concerning which your letter of the 8 th makes enquiry. they prove even in their minuteness the sacred attachment of our f.c. to the event of which the paper of July 4. 76. was but the Declaration, the genuine effusion of the soul of our country at that time. small things may perhaps, like the relicts of Saints helps to nourish...
I am not able to give you any particular account of the paper handed you by mr Lee, as being either the original, or a copy of the declaration of Independence, sent by myself to his grand father. the draught when compleated by myself, with a few verbal amendments, by D r Franklin and mr Adams, two members of the Committee, in their own hand writing, is now in my own possession, and a fair copy...
Capt Garrett having informed me that It will be necessary for me to make out a statement of the Corrections made by me on account of the University against the next meeting of the Visitors I hope it would now Suit your Convenience to Pay the other Fifty Dollars on a/c of your assumpsit to Eppes. MHi .
dear Sir your Letter dated augut 17 th Came to me september 7 th your Last on the 16 th sep I am very sory that it was not in my Powear to writ to you sooner the cause of that was for the want of stuff to Carry on my work we had 1 Load august 27 th and no moure until yesterday the 17 th the first Load he brought 55 peis of the gutters staff. yesterday he brought the hole of the inch Planks and...
Several circumstances, in relation to the University, have come to my knowledge, which, under the impression that it may promote the interests of that institution, I have determined, even at the risk of appearing presumptuous, to call your attention to. I do so by letter, because the benefit already derived from my jaunt will induce me to prolong my absence, probably till the eve of the...
A Statement of the Library fund. Sep. 19. 25. to wit of 50,000 D For finishing the Library room 6 000 Paid D r Emmet for Chemical apparatus & minerals 500. Due to the General fund for advance for books & apparatus 7,677.81 Advanced to Hilliard to purchase books accdg to Catalogue 18,000. Advanced for purchase of Philosophical Apparatus 6,300 for d o Anatomical 3,157.50
I inclose you a statement of the administration of the library fund which is perfectly accurate. it charges that fund with every article properly chargeable to it, and leaves the balance as if on hand to be applied hereafter. for the two loans of 5. and 3000. are mere temporary accomodations to the general fund, which need not appear in any permanent account. I return you your statement to be...
I have shipped the Marble capitals on board the Schooner Gen l Jackson & consigned them to Col. Peyton of Richmond. As this is a boisterous season of the year, I consulted several Merchants as to the propriety of having them insured, & they being decidedly of opinion that it had better be done. I have taken the liberty of effecting it, on the Invoice cost & the freight &c to this place,—the...
In the P.S. of my letter of the 16 th I made the mistake of writing S.E. instead N.E. it was the N.E. corner house if my conjecture be right & be pleased so to correct it. see Mease’s lre of Nov. 4, that the house was in fact at the S.W. corner of Market and 7 th streets DLC .
The University of Virga lately built with which I am connected will have occasion for a large clock and bell, such an one as may be heard 2. miles distinctly and habitually. are such made in Philadelphia, and what would be the separate price of the clock and bell? we wish works substantially good. In the mean time I shall request you to send us a n 8. day clock in a mahogany case neat, without...
Your letter of the 13 th was received yesterday.—As you are entitled to a credit of eight, ten & twelve months, for the duties, a third of the amount becoming due at the expiration of those periods, from the time of importation, it will be the better way to give bonds accordingly, which will afford you the opportunity of petitioning Congress before either bond is to be paid, for the remission...
The undersigned regrets that being so near Monticello he cannot avail himself of the opportunity of calling. He indulges a fond hope of enjoying that happiness at no distant period. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
One of those troublesome ailments to which I have lately been so subject, is again infesting me so much that I am unable to visit you to day: so soon as it has yielded I shall make a point of calling at Monticello. ViU .
I wrote you a few weeks ago informing of of Michaux to the care of Col o Peyton Richmond Since which on examining my mineral warehouse consisting of some hundred cases collected during my different courses in Europe & the United States (and left under the care of Mr Lesseur in my absence to distribute them to the schools & schoolars that might have use for them) I find them well kept and but...
This will be handed to you by my Nephew M r Edward Barker and my two oldest sons Charles & William, they are on a visit to their relations in your part of the country and I could not resist the desire I felt to introduce them to your attention. they are young and virtuous, and will I hope in time possess accomplishments usefull to their country any notice of them by you, will be thankfully...
Agreeably to your directions I have brought back from Mr Jones’s ‘Bancroft,’‘Calvini Lexicon. judicum,’ & taken a copy of “Thomas’s Coke Littleton”; Mather’s Essay to do good he had sold. Neither “Raymond’s history” nor “Raymond’s Political œconomy” came to the library with the first boxes sent by Mr Hilliards; it is not in the box (no. 5) that came yesterday. and that completes the number of...
I sottoscritti riconoscano di aver Ricevuto dal Sig re Tommaso Jefferson di Virginia negli Stati-Uniti di America, per le mani del Sig re Tommaso Appleton Console di America in Livorno, la Somma di quattrocento quarantaquatro pezzi duri, di Spagna, per un’Anno di Frutti sopra il Capitale che ritiene a Cambio il Suddetto Sig re Jefferson. Fatta in triplicata per un solo effetto, e pagamento, a...
The accompanying volumes, four in number, were left by my venerable friend Lafayette to be transmitted to you. After waiting in vain for some time for a private conveyance they were sent to the Post office whence they have this day been returned to me as exceeding the legal weight. I hope that the division of them into two separate bundles will ensure their immediate transmission, and it will...
I hope this may find you well with all my hart for it is my wish I shal be don my works on saturday 7 th of october we hav got every thing replst agin we hav Closed one 4 th therefour I must beg you to send for me mr Epps has conving me that he cant git the Plank for the floour I shal pack up on Sunday 8 th of october and be radey to set out for Monticello on monday by day light sir plese to...
Ayant l’intention de traduire en Anglois les ouvrages de Filangieri, j’ai tache depuis quelque temps de savoir s’il n’en existoit pas dejà quelque traduction qui rendit mon travail inutil. Jusque ici touttes les recherches que j’ai faites ont été infructueuses. J’ai pensé qu’ayant été en relation avec ce grand homme vous pourriez, Monsieur, me donne des renseignements plus precis a cet egard...
Ideas on the subject of a Meridian for the University. The small mountain a little to the West of the South from the University was purchased for the purpose of an Observatory, whenever the establishment of one may become desirable. it is proposed that wherever the meridian from that may cross the South West ridge of mountains, to cut a vista through the woods across the ridge in the direction...
We have the honor to receive your favor 16 instant—and have shipped the parcel of Books from M r Dinnison as you direct, to the care of Col o Bernard Peyton of Richmond by the Schooner Manchester Cap n Coffin whose Bill Lading is enclosed. CSmH .
When I received your Polygraph, I repaired the springs, then made an essay to write with it, found it stiff—but on putting oil to all the joints, it preformed much better. so that my conclusion was that you neglected to give it oil occasionally. My next opperation was to take the parralells apart in order to examine all the joints—and it does not appear to have worn the pin-holes, indeed I...
You will by this time I hope have recieved from Col o Peyton the sum of the freight duty & charges for the 6. boxes of marble recieved from Mr Appleton on my own private account. this you will observe covers the new as well as the old duties, as to which I make no demurrer in what concerns my six; and I wait only your answer to mine of the 13 th on the suspension of the new duties as to those...
In the Report of the Visitors we shall state 1. the number of Students matriculated at the University, omitting however such as may have left it, & are not to return again. 2. the number of Students actually and at present engaged in each school as they were yesterday Sep. 30. the 1 st number you can be so good as to furnish, and I must ask the favor of you to get from each of the Professors...
You will see from the within, I have brought M r W. J. Coffee down in his charges for his composition ornaments 50 p r cent, I submit it to your consideration whether it would be prudent or not in the present low state of our finances to order on those ornaments even at this reduced price Most respectfully your Ob t sev t P.S. I shall attend to your letter of to day & send you the statement...
I have procured the Cask Wine you write for, but have not obtained a Waggon to carry it on yet, I hope to do so early next week, & will direct it to care J. & Raphael— I have made the remittance you desired to Jonathan Thompson, collector at New York, & paid your several dfts: to Heiskell, Leitch, & J. & Raphael— The marble from N. York is deposited safely on the margin of the Basin, ready for...
I am directed by the Faculty of the University to request your particular attention to their proceedings since the 22 d of September: and to press upon your notice the necessity of appointing an efficient police as circumstances have occurred during the last and present night which render such a measure essentially necessary. Robley Dunglison Secretary to the Faculty. ViU .
The shameful abuse which has been profusely bestowed upon Thomas Paine and his writings by those who knew little or nothing of either, or were utterly regardless of truth, induced me to undertake for a bookseller to edit an edition of his Theological Works. And in order to illustrate his character & services, and to give support to his religious sentiments, at least in a degree, I considered...
Your letter of the 13 th ult. I have received previous to which I had paid the duties on the Marble received by the Ship Caroline for the University of Virginia, and for yourself, and forwarded the accounts to you by Mail. I have this day received a letter from Col. B. Peyton, with a check for One hundred & twenty seven dollars, and nineteen cents, being the amount of Duties & Charges on your...
At a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia at the said University on Monday the 3 d of Oct. 1825. at which were present Thomas Jefferson Rector, James Madison, James Breckenridge, Joseph C. Cabell, John H. Cocke, Chapman Johnson and George Loyall. In pursuance of the resolution of the board of the 5 th of March last, on the subject of a claim of mr Bonnycastle to the discharge...
It is always a great gratification to me to recieve one of your letters. That of Aug: 9. I found here on my return from my summer’s excursion—It gratified me first by informing me that your long confinement had not affected your general health, of which I was very apprehensive, & secondly by the account you give me of the state of the University—That account came here most opportunely—for a...
In consequence of transactions in this University which it is unnecessary to recapitulate, strengthened by every moment’s experience since those events, it is not consistent either with our feelings of self respect, or our notions of happiness, to remain any longer in our present situations. After much and careful deliberation, with great unwillingness to come to such a determination, and a...
The . is arrived from Leghorn with Two Cases (Pedestals I believe) Marble for you, they are landed & want your orders, having been confined 10 days to the House—I have not been able personally to attend to the Business—I have supposed them free of Duty—but should this not be the case—I shall want the Invoice or Value My first impression was to have sent them to M r Peyton Richmon—; but I...
Understanding from D r Dunglison at the meeting of the Faculty yesterday, that, in case of our persisting in our resolution to resign, it was your intention to refuse to accept such resignation, and to delcare that we should thereby subject ourselves to certain pecuniary penalties; we request of you an explanation of this statement of D r Dunglison’s (fully believing that he must have...
The undersigned Professors of the University of Virginia hereby tender to you the resignation of their respective chairs. T. H. Key George Long. ViU .
Invoice No 3 University of Virginia Bought of Cummings Hilliard & Co Ch. 28 [GRAPHIC IN MANUSCRIPT] N o o. 6 178 1 Journals of Congress from 1774 to 88 13 v. 4 13 33 o. 28 179
We now send you case No. 6, containing the Books from the College Library & other works upon American History. Also, a few works of English & French Literature. We find it very difficult at , to procure American History, & it must be some time before we can complete this branch of the collection—As opportunities offer, we shall avail ourselves of them. We are sorry that any disatisfaction...
I hope you will pardon the liberty I now take in addressing you unknown as I presumably am to you but I am led to do this from two causes the first my knowledge of your humanity of feeling thro’ having read your correspondence with an old friend of yours—which friend was the late Alexander Donald Esquire (formerly of Richmond Virginia—but in the last years of his life of Paper Buildings Temple...
To the President and Directors of the Literary fund. In obedience to the law requiring that the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia should make a Report annually to the President and Directors of the Literary fund (to be laid before the legislature at their next succeeding session) embracing a full account of the disbursements, the funds on hand, and a general statement of the...
At a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia held at the said University from Oct. 3. to Oct. 7. 1825. at which were present Thomas Jefferson Rector, James Madison James Breckenridge, Joseph C. Cabell, John H. Cocke, Chapman Johnson and George Loyall. It was enacted as follows. No person who has been a Student at any other incorporated Seminary of learning shall be recieved at...
I had the honour of addressing you by Letter dated Charleston S.C., Aug t 29. 1825, delivered by me to the Keeper of the Post office here for the safer conveyance, and not having received an answer thereto, I conjecture it might have been mislaid among other papers, perhaps thro’ the absence or indisposition of the Gentleman who transacts your business.—The following is an exact copy of the...
I was against my wish summoned. On the Grand Jury A t the Superior Court. Monday next. the recent meeting of the visitors of the U-versity, may of superceeded the Necessity, of the Jury? haveing. any interference with these Matters, Your being the kind Farther of the institution & it always being my wish, to act confirmable, to your wishes. If agreeable, to You, I shall be grateful., to no...
Gen l Dearborne, Collector of Boston, has advanced the expences on our marble Capitels as follows Freight from Leghorn 795.30 Wharfage E t c 17.50 Amount premium and policies 72.28 885.08 which advance being gratuitous and an uncommon favor be pleased to have him reimbursed without any delay. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
The Rev. M r Brazer, a Unitarian Clergyman of Salem in this State, asks from M r Coolidge or myself a letter of introduction to you, as he proposes to make a tour through the middle states, & wishes to visit Monticello, & pay his respects to you there. knowing, as we do, how much you are harassed and oppressed by the crowd of strangers who think themselves privileged to waste and misuse your...
I have taken the liberty to send you (by the last post) a little pamphlet on Greek Grammars . It was originally communicated by me as an article for the North American Review, and was printed off for the October number, which is just published; but after it was printed, the Editor informed me, that he did not think it expedient to publish it; observing, among other things, that upon further...
I am favoured by our mutual friends, the Hon: Samuel Smith and John Hollins Esqr, with the enclosed letters of introduction. I beg leave to express my pleasure on being introduced to your acquaintance, and trust it may prove reciprocally agreeable and beneficial:—Rest assured, Sir, that nothing within my power shall be wanting to give it every desirable quality. I have also the pleasure to...
I have great pleasure in informing you that the Board of Visitors at their late meeting unanimously appointed you Professor of the school of Law in the University of Virginia, and that on signifying your acceptance the letter of appointment shall be immediately made out. with my sincere hopes that this mark of the esteem in which they hold you may be recieved with as much pleasure as it has...
My present respects will be forwarded to you by my friend James H. Causten, who is appointed by the sufferers from French Spoliations, to urge their claims against the United States for the losses sustained by those spoliations, predicated on the ground, that their claims were surrendered, and given up to France for a valuable National benefit to the United States by the Convention of 1800....
Your favor of the 3 d is just now recieved, and I have this day instructed the Proctor of the University to remit you immediately the sum of 658. D 32 c on account of that institution which wish the 127.19 formerly remitted for my portion of what was due, makes up the whole sum of 785.51 the only motive for proposing a postponement of the duties was the supposition that Congress might more...