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J Madison presents his respects to Col: Randolph & incloses a misdirected letter of Mr. Fanleon. The copy of proceedings referred to in this letter was not come with it. FC (DLC) .
I have for some time entertained the hope that your affairs being once wound up, your mind would cease to look back on them, and resume the calm so necessary to your own happiness and that of your family & friends, and especially that you would return again to their society. I hope there remains no reason now to delay this longer, and that you will rejoin our table and fireside as heretofore....
I have for some time entertained the hope that your affairs being once wound up, your mind would cease to look back on them, and resume the calm so necessary to your own happiness, and that of your family and friends; and especially that you would return again to their society. I hope there remains no reason now to delay this longer, and that you will rejoin our table and fireside as...
I was glad to recieve your letter of yesterday, altho’ I assure you it was not necessary to counteract any misrepresentations to your prejudice. having always abstained from all intermedling or enquiry into your affairs no one could have a motive for saying any thing about them to me. I thought indeed I sometimes my self observed symptoms of your being under difficulties, which I supposed had...
It is not long since I was apprised that the state of your affairs had become doubtful, and only very recently, that they were beyond recovery, I learnt this with the more concern, from a consciousness that no resources within my power could be applied to their redemption; and indeed that the husbanding of these was become the more necessary for the support of the family. your situation is...
In compliance with the request of Col o Bowyer, conveyed through you, to furnish a list of the books proper to prepare his son for the bar, I inclose you copies of two letters, written formerly, and on occasions which called on me for full and mature consideration of the subject. these will not only specify the books to be read, but also the reasons for their preference, and the course of...
Presuming that you will by this time have returned from your trip to the lower country, I enclose in fulfillment of my promise a copy of Mr. Adlum’s Memoir on the Vine. It is intended by him as appears for the Agricultural Socy of Alb: with which you will be so good as to have it deposited. I have thought it not amiss to give this same destination to his letter, that the members may have the...
I rec d the bottle of wine you were so kind as to send me about a fortnight ago and have kept it in the hope your father could come and dine & taste it here. he had at length promised for yesterday but his business obliging him to set out to Richm d and having some friends with me we tried it . we found it so heavily charged with brandy that all flavor of the wine was absorbed in that of the...
I certainly had not the most distant thought of bearing on any controverted question, when, in my letter to mr Campbell, I used the unweighed expression of ‘papers belonging to the records of the council.’ but my meaning will be best explained by stating the practice of the time to which that letter referred. all letters and official papers on Executive business were regularly addressed to...
Your favor of Jan. 31. is this moment rec d and without loss of time I have filled up the dates of the bond as required, reacknoleged it before witnesses & now inclose it. I have dated it on the 6 th to remove ambiguity as to the commecmt of interest, because before you recieve it that date will have occurred. all here are well, and myself as ever affly yours DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Your favor of Jan. 26. did not get to hand till yesterday. my memory is so much in default on the subject of your enquiry that I do not believe I can recollect a single fact not known to yourself or those on the spot whom you have probably consulted, the act of 1779. for the removal of the seat of government provided that 6. squares should be located by the 5. directors of the public buildings...
I recieved two hours ago your favor of the 3 d and lose no time in executing the bond and lodging it in the post office. if the legislature were to cancel our debt, and give us the derelict money, the latter would build the Library, and our annuity being free we could instantly take measures for opening the University. but I am sorry to learn from mr Cabell that the opposition to the...
The inclosed paper was handed to me by our dear Martha, with a request that I would consider it, and say to you what I think of it. General Taylor has certainly stated the objection to mr Hackley’s claim so fairly, fully and powerfully, that I need not repeat them, observing only that in mentioning the notice which Erving had of the negociation with Alagon, he does not mention mr Hackley’s...
private I now inclose you the annual report of the Visitors of the University to the Literary board with it’s documents, to be laid before the Legislature. we have had two copies prepared, one for each house, of the ground plan of the establishment. but as these are in a box, not proper for the mail, & the girls expect to set out for Richmond on Saturday, I will send the box by them, and you...
M r Pendleton found me this morning at my mill as he past it, and delivered me your favor of the 31 st explaining at the same time the importance of sending a new bond by tomorrow’s mail. this with the inclosed bond will go with tomorrow’s mail. I am to call on him tomorrow morning to accompany him to the University, and he will return and dine with us, and I have no doubt that what he will...
Your favor of the 27 th came to hand yesterday. I have ever considered the organisation of our Executive as the crudest part of our constitution, a mere mongrel kind of Directory. yet I see no hope of amending this or still worse things in it. I thank you for friend Kersey. I find Briggs’s quakerism very different from the vulgar, and that this, as to it’s follies is much on a par with it’s...
The Visitors of the University of Virginia proposing to avail the institution of the authorisation of the act of the late General Assembly concerning the University, to borrow a further sum of 60.M.D. and preferring to obtain it from the President & Directors of the Literary fund, have directed me to make application to them accordingly. and understanding that there is at present a sum of...
The letter of Col o Taylor to Judge Roane recieved from you thro’ Martha, I now return in a letter to the judge, which I leave open for your perusal, after which be so good as to stick a wafer in it and deliver it to him. We have had a tremendous hail. it extended from about half down, this mountain to Mechunk, tore corn to peices, beat off the heads of wheat & destroyed the rye. I suffered by...
Our last mail brought us your favor of the 14 th the case of mr Johnson is thus. his last attendance was on the 4 th of Oct. 1819. at the meeting of Apr. 1820. he was prevented by the precedin day being one of very close snow. at our meeting of Oct. 1820. he was confined in Amherst by a dangerous illness. this was known to the board and became a matter of consultation; and the words of the law...
Casting my eye over a printed copy of the late Report of the Visitors of the University, I discovered that the statement of the Bursar’s account for the first half of the year, from Oct. 1819. to Mar. 1820. inclusive, was wanting, and turning to the papers on file, I found I had omitted it in making up the documents for the report. this first part of the statement had been duly rendered by the...
I write this separate letter, and endorse it as private , to prevent it’s being opened by others in your absence. the object of it is to mention the importance which has been suggested to me of procuring a board of the Literary fund, before the meeting of the Legislature, and of laying the Report of the Visitors before the latter body on the 2 d day of their session if possible. it is believed...
The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia, at their last semiannual meeting of Oct. 2. having agreed to a Report of the condition of that institution , it’s disbursements and funds, as required by law. I now inclose it, with the accounts of the Bursar & Proctor. some difference will be found between the Proctor’s account, & the general view presented in the Report of the board, which...
Yours of the 5 th was recieved yesterday, and having carefully perused the Report of Feb. 14. 20. and the other papers, I now return them according to your request. I have marked with a pencil in the 4 th page of the Report two items which, if I understand them, may, I hope be disposable in favor of the University, to wit, Amount of arrears to schools not drawn in 1818. 40,632.20 Surplus...
In a letter of the 13 th ult. to the Secretary of the board of the Literary fund I stated to him that whenever it should be the wish of the board to close the contract for the loan of 20,000. D. to the Visitors of the University of Virginia I would execute the necessary bond on his sending me a copy of it. the Visitors are to meet on the 2 d of October, and if it would suit the convenience of...
In my letter of Apr. 10. on the subject of the loan of 40. thousand dollars to the Visitors of the University, I stated that they would prefer obtaining the remaining 20,000. D. which they were authorised to borrow, from the Literary fund also rather than from any others I beg leave to recall the attention of the Directors of that fund to this proposition, and to ask their determination, as we...
I duly recieved the resolution of the President & Directors of the Literary fund of Mar. 25. proposing to lend to the Visitors of the University of Virginia the sum of 40,000.D. on the pledge of their annuity of 15,000D for the repayment of the principal by five equal & annual instalments, beginning 3. years after the date of the loan; and of the regular payment of interest in the mean time;...
I have duly recieved a copy of the resolution of the President and Directors of the Literary fund of the 28 th Ult. expressing their willingness to make to the Visitors of the University the loan of 60,000.D authorised by the late act for finishing it’s buildings. this resolution proposes to advance 20,000 D. on the 1 st of the ensuing month of April, and the residue in convenient instalments...
The writer of the inclosed letter has thought proper to pass it to you thro’ my hands. My acquaintance with him is of the most accidental & transient kind. It justifies me however in believing him to have personal worth, as well as respectable connections. Of the degree of his eccentricity you can be best informed by the two Engineers who are from his neighbourhood. I recd. lately the inclosed...
I have seen with the most lively interest in the newspapers your election to the Chief Magistracy of your State, but have avoided troubling you in the first moments of your entering your Laborious task, well persuaded that you knew perfectly well my sentiments towards you, without any new utterance of them. From the correspondence between you and the committee of election I see that the...
M r Wood has sent me the inclosed queries with a request to put them into the hands of some one for answers. I will not suppose him so unreasonable as to have meant them for myself, the collection of materials for others to write books with being out of the question at my age, when nothing but absolute necessity can urge me to write even a common letter. you know the characters of our county...