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I duly received the three letters with which you favoured me, on the subject of the house in which you wrote the declaration of Independance, and very sincerely thank you for your prompt answer to my inquiry.—The last letter Came to hand to day. A journey to Connecticut which I took, after recieving the two first, and numerous avocations since my return; prevented my acknoledging them before...
By order of the Board of Directors of the Society for the Commemoration of the landing of William Penn, I have the honor of informing you that at their meeting on the 2 d inst. you have been unanimously elected an honorary member of that Svociety. I am directed also to transmit to you a printed copy of their Constitution & of their various proceedings since their first institution. I am happy...
I have procured the white Lead and oil ordered in yours of the 30th: ulto, which shall go by first waggon for charlottesville— MHi .
The Report of the Rector and Visitors is always prepared and ready to be rendered the 2 d week in October, and might then be sent to the Governor but that the interval thence to the meeting of the legislature is so long, that things may arise rendering supplementary information necessary in the letter accompanyint it. I will take care to send it however a week or two before hand I am glad you...
Your servant left me the other day before I had an opportunity of sending you the more particular account of the last arrival of books, which further examination afforded. We still recieve duplicates lastly “Herrara decadas de Indias ocid. ‘4. V 4 to and Gibbon’s Roman Empire 12 V. 8 vo I suppose this to originate from some mistake in the catalogue furnished to Mr Hilliards. Las casses Journal...
The attention of the Faculty having been called to the supposed unhealthiness of Major Spottswood’s Hotel, and the Dormitories on the same range, and having heard the statement and opinions of Dr Dunglison, they agree with him that from the frequent instances of fever in that quarter, as well as from the character of the disease it has probably proceeded from local causes—and this probability...
Believing that you Still continue to cherish an interest in the literary & Scientific institutions of this city as well as those of our country generally I take the liberty to forward to you a circular of the Medical School recently established, together with a copy of an introductory lecture delivered at its opening. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have duly recieved the proposition of the Faculty on the removal of Maj r Spotswood’s family into the Pavilion N o 1. I have no authority to say to it either yea or nay. yet having no reserve with the Professors I will frankly suggest what occurs to me on the subject for their consideration. from the enactments N o 23. 29. 54. 55. 56. it is evident that to guard against a promiscuous and...
The Collector of Boston has forwarded to me the inclosed papers, which belonging to the account of the caps and bases of the Portico of the Rotunda. I lodge them with you Accept my friendly salutations DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Your favor of July 30. was duly recieved, and we have now at hand the books you have been so kind as to send to our University. they are truly acceptable in themselves, for we might have been years not knowing of their existence; but give the greater pleasure as evidence of the interest you have taken in our infant institution. it is going on as succesfully as we could have expected; and I...
I received your letter of the 12 th Ultimo, advising that instructions had been given to remit to me the sum of $658. 22/100 not having rec’d the remittance, I take leave to give you this information, least it should have mis-carried—with the greatest respect remain your Ob t Serv t MHi .
The Proctor of the University of Virginia, when he made advances to procure articles for the Libra & apparatus, Credited the said fund for the cost of the same his making his entries in this way occasioned the funds used for the University of Virg a , to Appear less than they realy are $35.744.50, the entries is now put on the Books (which more than probable the Proctor hath advised you of)...
Seth Hunt has the honor to recall himself to the friendly recollection of M r Jefferson,—passing Monticello on his way to Alabama he could not deny himself the pleasure of paying M r Jefferson his respects and of procuring for his friend Judge Bond of the State of New York, the same gratification— MHi .
I have delayed answering your letter of June last till I had obtained an estimate of the expences of the several articles ordered in the list which you did me the honour to enclose—I apprehended that the money sent would not be sufficient to supply all the articles and I was therefore anxious to have the estimate that I might, if such should be the case, leave out such things as seemed least...
I must beg leave to refer to you for instruction, on the following minor subjects 1 st Smoke houses; they have been called for by two Professors. Am I to build them for all that require them? 2 nd Woodyards; D r D. calls for one upon the outside of his enclosure at the public expence if he is furnished with one each of the Professors will demand the same privilege, if they are furnished with...
M r Key feels extremely obliged to M r Jefferson for his kind attentions to his friends and may say on their part as well as on his own that they will recollect with the greatest pleasure their visit to Monticello. M r Key had already requested the members of the faculty to meet his two friends, so that M r . Jefferson will have the goodness to excuse their being unable to accept his...
I now return you the Invoice &c relative to Packages P. Ellac—Expences 17.12 } $22.12— Vol. 2 Tr s 5 I inclose your a/c former ballance in your favor 10.53 leaving now in my favor D r 11.59 I have rec d your letter relative to a Brewer nothing Satisfactory has offered & I begin to have my Doubts whether any one can be got to undertake brewing on his own acco—but three or four Days will...
Answers to the enquiries of mr Brockenbrough’s letter of Nov. 11. 25. 1. a smoke house is indispensable to a Virginia family. therefore they must be built for such of the Professors as require them. 2. Wood yards, inclosed in paling, are necessary also. there is a nook of ground adjacent to D r Dunghilson’s inclosure, on the outside, where the wood yard would not be in the way of any thing....
I have received your’s of the 10 h enclosing two checks on the Farmers Bk, and in compliance with your desire have transmitted M r . Nekervis’ check for $362.77 to Boston, & my own to New York for 658.32. It is with regret I learn the health of the Doctr. & M rs B. has not improved as was expected and desired here. The news you ask for is for his use, and I have endeavoured to recollect if any...
My quarterly bill with Raphael has got monstrously up this last quarter. this proceeds from some family expences falling on me which mr Randolph used to bear, and from my Doctor’s bill which I have to pay at this time. for altho’ I am not well, yet I believe I am as well as any further aid of a Doctor can make me, and I therefore now discontinue it. I shall be obliged within a day or two to...
In my letter of Oct. 13. to mr Coolidge, I gave an account of the riot we had had at the University, and of it’s termination. you will both of course be under anxiety till you know how it has gone off?—with the best effects in the world. having let it be understood, from the beginning, that we wished to trust very much to the discretion of the Students themselves for their own government. with...
I inclose you some papers from mr Dawson which ought, I presume, to be deposited in your office. indeed I have so compleatly lost sight of our accounts that I do not understand these papers, and must hereafter depend entirely on your self and the committee of accounts for such general statements as it may be necessary to give to the public. I inclose you a letter from the Collector of N. York...
M r Connel who is Returning to the United States is pleased to take Charge of some Books which our excellent friend tracy Has desired me to forward in His name to you. as it is probable an other letter will Have Reached You Before this packet I shall only offer my affectionate Respects, and those of my children and to renew to you, to the whole family, my ardent wishes for your Better Health,...
In my letter of Oct. 14. I gave you an account of the riot we had had at the University, and of it’s termination. you will however be anxious to know how it has gone off finally. with the best effects possible. having let it be understood, from the beginning. that we wished to trust very much to the discretion of the Students themselves for their own government, with about four fifths of them...
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to the Board of Directors of the society for the Commemoration of the landing of W m Penn on the American shore. he learns with sincere pleasure that a day will at length be annually set apart for rendering the honors so justly due to the greatest lawgiver the world has produced, the first in either antient or modern times who has laid the foundation of govmt...
In answer to your letter of Oct. 29. I have only to say that I have no thought of parting with my property at the Natural bridge, on the contrary I mean, as soon as I can make it convenient to improve it by such buildings, as may accomodate the great numbers of it’s visitants, I believe that at this time it recieves as many visitants, taking the year thro’ as any of the medicinal springs and...
The dft: you speak of intending to draw on me, favor J. & Raphael, for $350 Dolls:, shall be duly honor’d. The collector here wishes to obtain a copy of the invoice of the Books (I suppose they are) imported from Liverpool, p r the Philip Tabb, for you, which I have forwarded on some time since, in order that he may Know what the duties will be, if they are for the University, they will be...
Th Jefferson returns his thanks to D r Sewall for the information he has been so kind as to furnish him of the institution of a Medical school in the College of Columbia. he sincerely wishes it success and that it may have it’s share in the merit of lessening the afflictions of mankind. he is particularly obliged to him for his interesting account of the medical institutions of our country. we...
I trust, that you will not deem it amiss, if, after such a long silence, I take once more the liberty of writing you to assure of my continued affectionate regards. It might be the last time, as, although your age is far more advanced, mine is already arrived at 74 and the dimng of my eyes—dayly increasing makes reading and writing highly difficult. Since I was honoured with your favour of...
The inclosed printed notice from the Proctor of our university will answer most of the enquiries of your letter of the 2 d instant. it says nothing of the two articles of cloathing and pocket money. of the former you are the best judge. of pocket money from a half dollar to a dollar a week is an ample allowance. the letter sum indeed is too much. the students go to what schools they please...
I certainly cannot say that I am well, but as much so probably as I ever shall be. I expect to be subject to vacillation of better and worse. my intervals have averaged thro’ this month an hour in the day and ¾ in the night with particular instances of 1¾ . The day before yesterday I rode about my garden in a walk half an hour, without any inconvenience at that time or since, and found it more...
Ever since the publication of the first Edition of Tosse’ Spanish Grammar I have had a wish to present you with a copy, as the great and venerable patron of the arts and sciences in this splendid Republic, and more especially as the illustrious and undaunted asserter and supporter of the rights of man; but the fear of intruding my humble efforts at being useful to so high and dignified a...
From your letter of the 9 th I learnt with much regret that our proctor had not made you the remittance of the 638.32 D with the promptitude I had desired. these advances which the gentlemen Collectors are so kind as to make are such a convenience, in my inland situation that I am always anxious they should be replaced with as little delay as possible. immediately on the receipt of your letter...
By the mail of this day I rec d a check from the Cashier of the Bank of Virginia for six hundred & fifty eight Dollars & 32/100 being a remittance by request of the Proctor of the University of Virginia. & in full of the balance due me for duties & freight of marble. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Excuse the liberty which I now take, of addressing you, at this advanced stage of your life; on a subject too which perhaps has been long forgotten by you; but prompted by your philantropic course of life, I have dared to thus intrude my name to you, as a young native American, who asks for advice from one of his venerable fathers—and I trust when you have finished this Epistle, you will...
Th: Jefferson gives this Writing desk to Joseph Coolidge jun r as a Memorial of affection. it was made from a drawing of his own, by Ben Randall, cabinet maker of Philadelphia, with whom he first lodged on his arrival in that city in May 1776. and is the identical one on which he wrote the Declaration of Independance, Politics, as well as Religion, has it’s superstitions. these, gaining...
I do not recollect the compromise to which you allude in your letter of yesterday—I well recollect your proposition on the subject, but it was waved, not agreed to, by me, as a proof of which I may state that I have not kept any account whatever against you. You will therefore do me the kindness to suffer the trifling attendance I have paid you, since the conversation to which you allude, to...
The books from Liverpool after which your letter of the 16 th enquiries, on behalf of the collector were sent by mr Dennison one of the members of parliament who was with us the last summer. I inclose you his letter which accompanied them it is so worded, that I might have considered them as a present to myself. but he says he had seen in the library of the University Tim Bobbin on the...
After a good deal of Correspondence with the office for foreign affairs on the subject of M r Bonnycastle’s removal to Virginia; it has resulted in this conclusion, that Virginia will in no circumstance be called upon for the Forfeiture of M r Bonnycastle’s Bond; and this has been so understood, after it was distinctly observed, that should he or his Bondsmen be called upon, that Virginia...
I take the liberty of sending you with this a copy of a pamphlet, I have recently had occasion to publish on the changes undertaken in the college with which I am connected. I commend it to your kindness as a little work written, at least, in no illiberal spirit, and with views in relation to education, which I hope you will not disapprove— Mrs. Ticknor desires to be respectfully remembered to...
The Box refer d to in my last, was the one rec d at this place, direct from Liverpool, per the Philip Tabb, to your address, & forwarded on to you, but since I wrote, have rec d a letter from Mr. Trist, stating that the Box was for him, & inclosing a list of its contents, the duty on which I have paid, & ch d the whole bill to him, which settles the matter, & I return under cover Mr....
Excuse the liberty of a Stranger, but feeling a disposition to meet Your Views—from the public prints—“wherein it is Said—you would feel Gratified—by having a First rate Landscape & Florist painter”—at the University (which you are the Father of) in Virginia.” Knowing of an Artist in this City,—who embraces I flatter myself therewith which will meet your Expectation; I hope will Suffice for...
The confidence with which You have honored me in time by the truth You placed in me for the execution of the intended Survey of the Coast of the Un. St: prompts me to take the Liberty to present You here with a Copy of the papers which have been occasioned by it, in the short time I was allowed to work in this Your interesting Project. since 1819. they had remained in the obscurity of the...
Respect to you Sir for your high celebrity in the Republic of Letters, for your attention and frankness to those, who have requested your opinion; with an earnest desire of having your opinion on the Essays induces me to send them to you for your perusal— Dear Sir you would confer an inestimable favor by giving your opinion upon these Essays; for which you would receive the thanks and grateful...
Mr Whitwell the Architect of our new arrangement & my friend Captain Macdonald have a great desire to see the improvements in building which you have introduced in the Virginia University & for this purpose I take the liberty of giving them an introduction to you. These gentlemen who are in my confidence shall inform you of all the proceedings which have occurred since I saw you relative to...
A case occurs of considerable pecuniary interest to the University on which an application to Congress for relief becomes necessary, and I am instructed by the board of Visitors to sollicit the attention to it of our Senators and Representatives, to whom of your own House I request your communication of this letter. We are called on at the ports of Boston and New York for the sum of 2715 D .47...
An account of your late happy escape, with life, from the merciless hands of M r Browere taking your Bust, having appear’d in the New York Evening Post; from which account I am now fully confirmed in the opinion that a scientific Teacher of the art of Perspective and Drawing would be considered an acquisition in your University, as it concludes with these words—“I understand that M r Jefferson...
The inclosed letter has been written near a fortnight and has laid by me awaiting a pacotille which your Mama was making up of some things omitted to be sent to you with those so unfortunately lost. that is now made up and will be immediately forwarded to Richmond to the care of Col o Peyton. Privately owned.
Your letter of the 18 th places me under great embarrasment. the fragment of life remaining to me is likely to be past in sickness and suffering. the young physicians in our neighborhood will probably be good ones in time. but time & experience as well as science are necessary to make a skilful physician, and Nature is preferable to an unskilful one. I had therefore made up my mind to trust to...
Instead of asking yo u questions on the subject of a Dispensary as we had proposed, I have thought it better to embody the ideas you then gave me in the form of a statute, and then to submit it to your examination with a request that you will commit to paper such additions, corrections and amendments as you would approve, and to favor me with them, that I may incorporate them into the draught...