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Thomas Jefferson’s Estimate of Funds and Expenditures for Central College, [by 30 December 1817]

Estimate of Funds and Expenditures for Central College

[by 30 Dec. 1817]

D  C
Albemarle1 Glebe lands. 3,195 .86
Subscriptions 27,610 .
Fluvanna. 2,590
Nelson 2,052
Lynchburg 900
Richmond 820
Williamsbg 200 .
Spotsylvania 400 .
Charles city 500
Orange. 30
 amount of papers returnd2 38,297 .86
 the following are by information
Orange & Louisa about 3,000 .
Cumberland 3,000
Goochland 800 3
Winchester 1,200
8,000 4
 
Estimate of the objects of application.
D  C
Land. 1,518. 75
hire of laborers for 1818. 1,000.
Professor of languages. his pavilion & Dormitories. 7,000 
 Salary deposit 8,333. 33
Physiological professor.  pavilion & Dormitories 7,000 
 Salary deposit 16,666. 67
Mathematical.  Pavilion 3,000  44,518. 755
 Dormitories 4,000 
 Salary Deposit 16,666. 67
Ideological. pavilion & dormitories 7,000.
 Salary Deposit 16,666. 67
Proctor  Salary Deposit 8,333. 33
97,185. 426
2. boarding houses 6,000.

MS (ViU: TJP-Co); written in TJ’s hand on both sides of a half sheet; undated. MS (NNGL, on deposit NHi); written in TJ’s hand on both sides of a half sheet; undated. FC (ViU: TJP); written in TJ’s hand on verso of last page of 2d Dft of Central College Board of Visitors to James P. Preston, 6 Jan. 1818; undated. Dft (photocopy in ViU: ECUVa); written in TJ’s hand on both sides of a small scrap; undated. Tr (ViU: JCC) in Joseph C. Cabell’s hand; with section on funds following that on expenditures; undated; at head of text: “Central College.” Enclosed in TJ to James Madison, 30 Dec. 1817, TJ to Madison, David Watson, and John H. Cocke, [2 Jan. 1818], and TJ to Cabell, 6 Jan. 1818.

1Tr heads this table “Funds of the Central College.”

2Instead of preceding four words, Dft reads “known.”

3Reworked from “8,000.”

4Rectos of each MS and of Dft end here.

5NNGL MS and Tr here add “(so far we go this year).” Dft adds “for the year 1818.”

6ViU: TJP-Co MS, FC, and Dft: “97,185.09.” Correct sum supplied from NNGL MS and Tr.

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