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You will have perceived, by our paper of the 18th inst. that your first letter has been published, before the receipt of your second, containing your wishes for correction . Under these circumstances, we were for some time at a loss to know in what manner to act; and had at one time determined to remain silent. But, we afterwards supposed that it was your wish to be definitely understood, and...
I was duly favored with yours of the 9th. inst: accompanied by your "Life of Thomas Jefferson," which I have read with the double pleasure it affords, being valuable for its historical materials, as well as for its biographical Portrait of the highly distinguished Individual. I comply with your request by noting a few errors which caught my eye in turning over the pages. Page 38. It was not at...
On conference with Genl. Cocke we are of opinion that the resignation of Mr. Long at the end of the present session should be acceded to, with an assurance that whilst we are not willing to insist on the complete fulfillment of his contract with our University at the cost of the proffered promotion in London, yet we are very unwilling to be deprived of the benefit of his talents & services for...
It is with the greatest diffidence, and reluctance that I write your Excellency; fearing that I am taking an improper liberty: in such an event I beg to be excused. My solicitude to promote the interest of my Children, has impelled me to obtrude my self improperly. It has been my misfortune through life to want the aid of patronage, and to have lived in obscurity prejudicial to the interests...
Your favor of the 17th inst, enclosing that of the 4th of July last, came safe to hand. Words are almost insufficient, to express my gratitude for the favors thus bestowed, the sphere in which I move is but that of an humble Individual, and when such favors, from a gentleman of your Standing, are not denied, I feel all the gratitude that imagination can conceive. Will you, my dear friend,...
The time is come when I ought to recollect that a Report from the Visitors of the University will soon be due to the General Assembly; and for which my materials as well as my memory are deficient. I must recur therefore to your aid in behalf of both. It is the more needed, as my sickness at the last Session of the Board prevented the participation in its proceedings which would have left me...
I have been honoured by the Council of the University of London with their command to Address you upon the subject of Professor Long of your University. He has been by them chosen Professor of Greek and he has accepted the appointment. But his engagements with the University of Virginia make it impossible for him to repair to England before Summer 1829. His presence here however is necessary...
Yours of the 12 inst: came duly to hand; and I have just recd. two letters from Mr. Johnston of the 3 & 5, one from Mr. Monroe of the 3d. & one from Mr. Breckenridge of Sept. 30; all of them having made a previous trip to Montpellier in Vermont. Mr. Johnson assents to the immediate appointment of Docr. Jones to the Chair of Nat: Philosophy, but seems willing to learn what Mr. Bonnycastle may...
I have the pleasure of informing you that our Infant College, is in successful operation; with six Teachers actively employed every day—Our prospects at present, afford considerable promise; and allow us to hope , much, in behalf of the Institution. The seal of the college, is simple & unpretending, a small vignette engraving of the Head of Mr. Madison, with the designation—"Madisoniensis...
I have recd. Sir your letter of the 15th. Having within a few days made a communication for public use in wch. occasion was taken to say; generally, that I had made no previous communication for the press, on any subject connected with the existing State of parties, it can not, if ever requisite & proper be so now, to give a particular authority for the purpose expressed in your letter. With...
Since I had the honour of your kind reply to my enquiries respecting your Acquaintance with my father, I have found other papers which shew that Monr. Roquebrune was the paymaster or treasurer for the Auxillary army of Rochambaud. But am yet in the dark as to the acct. of which I [ ] it was advanced. Agreeably to your suggestion I applied to the oldest officer (Mr Nourse) at the Treasury...
I have duly recd. your letter of the 12th. instant. I had not forgotten my promise, and had made the provision for it now inclosed. But wishing to substitute for the abstract used a little Apologue which I would have preferred, more delay has been occasioned by my unsuccessful endeavours to obtain it than I foresaw. That you may be no longer disappointed I forward what I had first prepared....
During Mr. Jefferson’s Rectorship of the University of Va. it is understood that a fund was placed under the authority of your father when last in London, to be applied in procuring certain articles for the use of that Institute As the papers left by Mr. J. do not shew the amt. of the expenditure, if any, or the actual situation of the fund, you will oblige the Visitors by the desired...
The high respect which I entertain for your character and public services prompts me to enclose the following extract from the Boston Central and without and desire to involve you in the party warfare now carried on before the public to ask of you here only, permission upon your authority to contradict the report that you are the writer of the essays published in the Richmond Whig over the...
I ask the favor of you to make the following corrections, omitted to be made in the paper sent you a few days ago, viz. Erase the words, " limit to the power of Congress over trade, to regulations having revenue alone for their object" and insert: "exclude from the power of Congress over commerce, regulations having for their object, the protection and encouragement of domestic manufactures"...
Hearing from our Colleague Mr. Johnson, that Doctor Patterson of Phila. had declined being a candidate for our vacant professorship, whose claims to our consideration have hitherto kept me suspended in regard to Dr. Jones, I now hasten to give my assent to the immediate appointment of the latter Gentleman. Mr. Johnson mentions, that he has not consented to release Mr Long from his engagement to...
On the 20th of June last, you favored me with a letter, stating, that in your letter to me, of the 20th of Octr. 1825. you had committed an error, which ought, for obvious reasons be corrected, and you requested me to return you that letter, and on receiving which, you would substitute some other communication, answering my original request. On the reception of your letter, which was on the...
I have just seen in another Gazette, the following paragraph, noted as an extract from the "Lynchburg Virginian" viz Without being aware of the ground on which the Statement is alledged to be within the personal knowledge of the Editor, it is proper to observe that, as often happens in the report of conversations, there must have been some degree of misapprehension or misrecollection. It is...
I have taken the liberty, Sir, of inclosing for you by mail, a copy of a sketch of Mr. Jefferson’s life written by me not long since. I shall feel much gratified by your accepting it as a mark of the sense I entertain of Mrs. Madison’s kindness and your own, during the short visit I made to Montpellier. The memoir was compiled entirely from materials which are open to the public, and without...
A very great error has escaped me the Essay on Slave Labour, which I forwarded you yesterday, and which I wish you to destroy. I send a number of corrected Copies to replace them—and am respectfully Your obt. hble. Servt RC (DLC) . Docketed by James Madison.
Yours of the 24. Ulto. upon the subject of Mr. Longs appointment in the University of London, and communicating his wish to be released from his engagement to us after the expiration of the present course of Lectures at the University of Virginia, came duly to hand. There is but one view of the subject, which produces a moments hesitation upon my part, in a prompt & full compliance with Mr....
By this mail, I send you 30 copies of an essay on a Subject of vast importance to your State, & to the Southern states generally. I request you will circulate them as widely as possible. Some errors may probably be found my estimate—but will not, I am persuaded, affect the general result. I likewise send a few other articles, of which I request your acceptance. I retired from business nearly...
I have just received a communication from General Cocke, enclosing Mr. Shorts letters, on the subject of Doctr. Jones, also your letter with Mr. Browns and Mr. Bruces. I wrote to you a few days since, from this place, informing you, that doctr. Patterson had declined being a candidate to for the chair of Nat. Philosophy, in our University, and giving you an extract from his letter,...
I have received your letter of the 24. September, communicating Mr. Longs wish to resign his office in the University, at the end of the present session— I feel disposed to act as liberally towards Mr. Long, on this occasion as our duty to the institution will allow; but I doubt whether we should be justified in giving an unconditional assent to his leaving us, at the end of the session. I am...
I have yours of the 22d. ulto., communicating the purport of a letter to you, from H. Lee, at Nashville, of Augt. 24. with an extract from him, of a letter to him from Genl. Armstrong, respecting his provisional order to Genl. Jackson, of July 18. 1814., to take possession of Pensacola, on certain conditions, as to the presum’d cause, of the delay, in the transmission of that letter, and the...
I have recd. yours of the 24th ulto., with a copy of one from Mr Long, communicating his appointment to a professorship, in the university of London, & expressing his desire to withdraw, from that, which he holds, in the university of Virga., in July 1828., instead of remaining there, until July 1829. I respect highly the qualifications of Mr Long, for the station which he holds, the duties of...
Your letter of Augst 24 was not recd. till a few days ago. I regret that I can not throw a ray of light on the cause and circumstances of the delay which attended the order to Genl. Jackson of July 18. 1814; having no recollections enabling me to do so; nor access to any document if there be any, that could assist them. I can only therefore express my wish that the occurrence may be traced...
I have received letters from Mr. Long relating to his appointment to the Greek Professorship in the London University; of the last of which a Copy is enclosed. In another letter he urges several considerations drawn from the situation of his nearest connections in England, which impose on him the duty of establishing himself there, as soon as he should be at liberty, expressing at the same...
I lately receiv’d the inclosed, from a gentleman residing in Bladensburg, who applies, for the professorship, held by Mr Long, in case he should accept that, wh. it is reported, has been offered to him, in the University of London. I have inform’d him, in reply to his letter, that I did not know, that the offer had been made to Mr Long, or if made, that he would accept it, but that I should...
I have recd. a letter from H. Lee dated Nashville Aug. 24. stating that he had corresponded with Genl. Armstrong on the subject of the provisional order to Genl. Jackson of July 18. 1814, authorizing him on certain conditions to take possession of Pensacola; which order was not recd. by the General till on or about the 14th. of March 1815; and then open, and the envelope without postmark; and...