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I have had the pleasure of receiving your favor of the 13th inst, with a letter enclosed for Genl. Lafayette. It is uncertain whether I shall proceed directly to France after my arrival in England, or whether I shall first examine the papers in London. In this latter case I will take care that Genl. Lafayette’s letter shall be forwarded under cover to our minister at Paris, in such a manner as...
Your favour of the 29th. Ult: accompanying the little packet for Mrs. Madison from Mr. Hughes, was duly recd., and she wishes you to be assured of her particular sensibility to your polite attention. The article in question did not, according to any suggestions of her memory, merit the friendly solicitude felt by Mr. Hughes: but the obligations to him are not the less on that account. As you...
Yours of Feby. 23. was not recd. before the last mail tho’ having the Aldie post mark on the day of its date. Whether it was not duly forwarded, or was so long overlooked at the office here is not known. The latter was probably the case. We hope the agreeable information you gave of Mrs. Monroe’s convalescence has been justified by, her entire recovery. I need not now say that I recd. at the...
Mr. Cabell has obligingly procured for me a sight of the 1st. vol. of the Journals of the H. of Delegates just published. But, it does not reach to the Sessions of 1784-5. 1785-6. & 1786-7. for wch. I had occasion If these have been struck off, tho’ not finally put together for publication, and be attainable in that form only, I would ask the favor of you to purchase me a copy if to be had in...
I hope this will be handed you by my son James, who goes to Virginia to transact some business for me, I beg to introduce him to your Mrs Madisons and the good old ladies acquaintance, should she yet be in the land of the living, which I hope sincerely may be the case, if she can enjoy health. I sincerely hope this may find yourself & my good friend Mrs Madison enjoying good health. I did my...
I suppose you have been notified of your appointment as Visitor of the University for the current term. But it is possible that you may not be apprized that the first monday in April, was fixed upon, for the first meeting of the Board, merely because the Law makes it the duty of the Executive to appoint a time for the first meeting, previous to the slated meetings. At first, I suggested to the...
I have recd. your letter of Novr. 29. and return the thanks due for your enquiries in relation to a Professor for the Chair of Nat. Philosophy in our University, for the information given as to the fund in the hands of the Barings, now standing to your credit, & for the little Pamphlet on the subject of the London University. No Professor for the vacant Chair being yet appointed, you oblige...
On the receipt of your letter of the 15 Ult: I requested the Bursar of the University to make out a Statement on the main subject of your enquiry, which I inclose. It shews the modes, as well as the amount of the Legislative grants to the Institution. The Professors receive their salaries out of the permanent annuity of $15.000. with fees from the Students of $50 when attending a single...
I have duly recd. your letter of Feby. 28. and congratulate you on your return from your transatlantic visit, so rich in the Geological spoils of a foreign region, and with the laudable purpose of gathering like tributes from your own. To say nothing of this Continent, compared with the other, it cannot be doubted that the U. States rival in that kind of resources, any equal portion of the...
I had the pleasure of receiving a few days ago, your favor of Feb. 27th. from Washington. It was quite unexpected, the Newspapers having announced, without any subsequent contradiction, your departure for Europe. Since my last to you, I have recd. a letter from Col. Storrow, in answer to an enquiring one, in which he informs me that the Packet you committed to him is still in his hands, adding...
I take this moment to inform you of the state of our institution—To day I hear of ten students intending to move home—The philosophical class is abandoned and in fine much dissatisfaction prevails—I would for the benefit of our Univy. request a speedy appointment in the philosophical class! But it is too late now , Oh! that the present regulations were burnt or the hotels one, they are the...
An apology, is due for my seeming neglect, in not sooner answering your letter of the 4th. instant, and that apology I hope may be found, in the fact, that your letter reached me, on the monday morning of our last quarterly court, which set the whole week, affording me not a moment to devote to any other business but that of the court, since its adjournment, I have examined into the various...
My estimable friend Mr Carter affords me the sure means of depositing the bundle safely in your hands. I have already offered you an apology for the detention of it. I had once determined to send it by a Servant. I am glad that a safer mode had been presented to me. Be pleased for yourself & Mrs Madison to accept our respectful compliments. Dear Sir Your obedient Servant RC (DLC) . Docketed by...
Since the rect. of your two letters of Feby. 14 & 23 the former inclosing your notice to Docr. Jones, that the Chair of Nat: Phil would not be filled till July, I have recd. a letter from Mr. Laurence our Charge D’ Affr. in London, of which a copy is enclosed. It shews what has been done and is doing there in relation to that vacancy; and that we may expect soon to receive further information....
I have just recd your favor of the 18th. Ult: with the Fredg. post mark of the 5th. inst: It gives me pleasure to learn that the packet from Mr. Sparks may soon be expected, tho’ without the additional pleasure of receiving it from your own hand. The delay was much preferable to any uncertain conveyance. I commit this to the care of Mr. Williams who resides at O. CH. and will probably, attend...
[ ] Now after the lapse of a number of years I have again to address a communication to you in the Name and by direction of the Supreme the Divine Author of the Scripture, to inform you that He is still upon the earth with intention of executing His most important Purposes, [relating] to its concerns. And further that I am still the organ of His Will upon the earth for the occasion as was...
I have just recd. a letter from Col. Storrow in answer to an inquiry from me, which shews that he has still in his hands the packet put into them by Mr. Sparks. I am sorry that his inattention caused you & Mr Coolidge the trouble indicated in your favour of Feby. 22. The delinquent is so penitent for not even dropping me a line on the subject, that, in the consciousness of our own...
I hope you will pardon my delay in answering your letter of December 19th. when I tell you, that ever since its receipt, I have been in duress, by the labors of my office, and by those which neither belonged to my office, nor should have been admitted into it— I now return you the letter of Mr. Trist, on Mr. Walker’s subject—and proceed to perform a promise I made to Genl. Cocke, but which I...
J. M. presents his respects to Mr. Hassler with many thanks for the "Popular Exposition of the System of the Universe". politely sent & just recd; to which he adds his good wishes for the success, to wch. such a work executed with the known ability of the author can not fail to be entitled. Every insight into the grandeur & structure of the universe, having a happy tendency at once to expand...
I have recd. from a gentleman in Kentucky, who wishes to back an application to the Legislature, for aid to the Transylvania University, with the examples of other States, a request of a statement of the grants made to the University of Virginia, and to any other Collegiate Institutions within the State. May I ask the favor of you to guard me against any inaccuracies, by noting to me the...
I have recd. your letter of Feby. 26, acquainting me with the formation of the Society in Union Town for the promotion of "Literature friendship and morality," and with its election of me as an honorary member. Regarding an association for such purposes, in which young men of the Town unite with Students of the College, as doubly praise worthy, and a happy substitute for the social...
I applied to the Executive thro’ one of its members for a copy of the 1st. vol: of the Public Journals—for your use. No law having passed authorizing the disposition to be made of them, and none being expedient till the whole of the work shall be completed, the Executive had no power to present a Copy to any one. I desired that one might be sent you on loan, till the Legislature shall pass a...
I have recd., my dear Sir, your friendly letter of the 15th. inst. which had strayed to a wrong post office, before it got to the right one. It gives me pleasure to find that you retain the sentiments which grew up between us during our co-temporary services in public life; and I do every justice to the motives which prompted your call on me to take an active side in the contest which excites...
The enclosed small packet, addressed to your lady, has just been received from Mr Hughes, our Chargé d’Affaires to the Netherlands. To account for its present appearance, I have to remark that it was by Mr Hughes transmitted to me open, with permission, of which I have availed myself to peruse its contents. To this indulgence of Mr Hughes I am indebted not only for the knowledge of the...
I am recently returned from an Excursion to Europe with my family, which has lasted about 15 months, after an absence of more than 20 Years from that part of the World. Of the various interesting objects pursued there, all of which must gradually rise to importance in our Country, I found none in which a greater practical progress had been made than the Science of Geology; all the intellectual...
Allow me to have the honor to present You with the present again with a new publication of mine intended to diffuse interest for a science the general utility of which is as universally acknowledged as it is desirable to extend it in this country. A popular exposition of the system of the Universe, which I should feel happy if my desire of rendering this study agreeable had the success that...
I have recd. your letter of Jany 28. to which I can only answer by referring you to mine of Novr. 26. 1826. & by informing you that a power of Attorney is given by Mrs. Willis & myself to J. H. Lee Esqr. who will I am sure exercise it with every disposition to consult your interest & advantage that may be consistent with our just claims & reasonable expectations under the covenant entered into...
I have just received your letter of 14th inst. When Mr King left England, he transferred to my credit the unexpended balance of the £2000 which had been remitted on account of the University of Virginia. I made sundry payments and in like manner, on my leaving London, I transferred the unexpended balance, amounting to about £300 as far as I can recollect, to the credit of the Secretary of...
Your favor of the 7th of January came safely to hand. I trust you have before this time received the packet of letters sent by Col. Storrow. Had any accident befallen them I think he would have informed me. It is probable he has waited for a safe conveyance. I have written him on the subject. As all Genl. Washington’s papers are put up in chests, and deposited in the safety vault of an...
Your two letters of the 13 & 15th. inst came together by the last mail (Sunday evening) too late to be answered by its return on Monday morning. I had recd. the printed circular of Judge Brooke notifying our Electoral nominations, on thursday last, but in the night, and not to be answered by the return Mail, which passes our post office, between 5 & 6 miles distant, by day light. The printed...