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Your two letters of May 4. & 25. with their respective enclosures have been duly recd. as has been a letter from Mr. Hatch, enclosing the copy of Certificates refered to in the first of them to me. These several communications will be laid before the Visitors of the University of Virga. at their appointed meeting on the 10th— of next month. FC (DLC) .
Since the rect. of your letter of May 7. I have recd. a letter of May 13. from Mr. Calhoun inclosing yours to him of Apl. 25: and since that your letter of June 14: all of which will be duly laid before the Visitors of the University of Virginia, at their meeting appointed for the 10th. of next month With great respect FC (DLC) .
Since you did me the favour to answer my enquiries concerning Mr. Francis Grund, the name of Mr. Timothy Walker has been brought to our attention. May I intrude again on your kindness with a request of your view, as far as you may have had an opportunity of forming one, of his qualifications for a Mathematical Chair in a University. I am fully aware, Sir, of the trouble I am imposing on you,...
Since I recd. your obliging answer to my enquiries concerning Mr. Francis Grund, the name of Mr. Timothy Walker has come to our knowledge as worthy of attention in providing a Mathematical Professor for our University. As it is understood that he is a late Graduate of yours, and can not therefore but be known to you in the more essential features of his Character, I venture on the liberty of...
Mr Thos. C. Levins, now of the city of new york, but formerly professor of mathematics & natural philosophy in the College of Georgetown in this District, understanding that the present Professor of Mathematics in the University of Virginia was about to resign his situation, has requested me to mention him to you as a candidate to fill the place of professor of mathematics, when it shall...
I recd. in due time your favor of May 21. accompanied by a Copy of the Volume containing the well-written narrative of your Capture by the Indians, with sketches of their Character & manners. I have not however till within a few days been able to give it the reading I wished The narrative would be interesting were it merely a tale of fiction. But stamped as it is with an authenticity so well...
A few weeks since I had the honour of addressing you relatively to the Professorship of Mathcs. in the Virginia University. I then stated my wish to be admitted to fill the station, shd. I be deemed worthy, and shd. the present professor resign. The present letter is written, simply under the impression, my former communication might not have been received. On the subject I wrote to the Honble...
Yours of the 8th. is just come to hand. I send you the letter of Mr. Coolidge to me referred to in his to you, and with it a paper, giving a sample of Mr. Grund’s professional Exhibitions. I send also the answer of Mr. Farrar recd. since you saw that of Mr. Bowditch. Tho’ favorable to Mr. G. it is cautious. These papers may remain with you till the meeting of the Visitors It may not be amiss...
The Packet which sailed from New York for Havre on the 1st Ulto. brought me your letter of the 12 of April in which you request me on behalf of your University to ascertain how far the studies and acquirements of Mr Moncure Robinson have qualified him for the Professorship of Mathematics in that Institution. I have seen Mr Robinson frequently since he arrived in Europe, and feel much pleasure...
I have duly recd. your favour of May 28. with the printed & manuscript papers of Mr. Grund. The communication, with whatever other documents interesting to him may come to hand will be laid before the Visitors of the University at their meeting on the 10th. of July and will bring him into consideration along with the other men of Science disposed to fill the chair vacated by Mr. Key. The...
I recd in due time your favor of May 17th for which I return many thanks. The Vol. on astronomy to which it refers being retarded on the way arrived but a few days ago. For this also I must tend my thanks. As soon as I have glanced at its contents, I shall send it to our Univy. where its merits will be best appreciated; and where I know that one of your former labors is highly valued. Draft...
Yours of the 2d. is duly recd. I was not very sanguine as to the sale of my Tobo. being aware of the effect of the drought on it. But it has fallen short of my hopes, not being sufficiently aware of the mismanagement complained of. We must try & do of more justice to the crop on hand which is an enlarged one, and in land which promises Tobo. of the first quality: The prospect in our wheat...
I received by the mail yesterday yours of the 29th. ult: covering your Bond for $2000 in favor of my Brother Edward Coles, and also a check on the Bank of Virginia for $16. which you say pays a balance due him in consequence of his having underrated his stock in his settlement with you. The Bond has been placed with some others left with me for safe keeping, & the amt. of your check shall be...
Your letters of March 20th & April 9th have been duly received, and although my enquiries are not terminated, I will no longer delay the answer, which it may be desirable for you to receive before the 20th of July. I have extended the enquiry to every accessible quarter; Mr Lawrence the Secy. of the Legation has also been actively employed, and the concourse of candidates for Professorships in...
By a letter recently receiv’d from the Rev Timothy Clowes L L D, I am inform’d that he is an applicant for the Mathematical Chair in ye University of Virginia. I met with this Gent. for the first time, last fall in Philadelphia & he then intimated to me his intention if a vacancy shd occur. Agreeably to his request then made, I inform’d him of the expected vacancy, & soon after receiv’d from...
I offer for your brother and yourself the thanks I owe for the copy of his work on "America." It well sustains the reputation for talents and learning acquired by his former work on "Europe." I have found in the volume many proofs of original as well as enlarged views, and not a few passages of glowing eloquence. With this just tribute I must be allowed to combine the remark, that my trains of...
Herewith I send you a small package which was sent to my care from Boston Any thing that you may want from that Quarter I should be glad you have directed through the same Channel As nothing would give me more pleasure than serve you in any way I can with sentiments of esteem I Remain your Respectfully RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM.
Finding by your favor of the 27. that the Library of the Philosophical Society does not contain a Copy of the Revised Code, as reported by Mr. Jefferson, & his Colleagues: I send for it the promised one herewith inclosed. The Copies being now very scarce, I have not been able to furnish one in a less soiled condition. With great & very sincere esteem Draft (DLC) .
Your letter of the 22d. has been duly received. I concur, without hesitation, in your remarks on the Speech of 73 pages, and in the expediency of not including it among the papers selected for the press. Nothing but an extreme delicacy towards the author of the Draft, who no doubt, was Col: Humphreys, can account for the respect shewn to so strange a production. I have not yet found either the...
I have receivd your letter of the 18th. communicating a project of Mr Johnson, for carrying into effect the act of the last Session of assembly, authorising the Visitors, to borrow a certain sum of money, for the use of the University, with a proposition from Mr Randolph to make the loan desird, as the Trustee, & in behalf of Mrs Randolph. It appears to me, that Mr Randolph accedes...
By an arrangement with your brother Edward, $2000 were to be placed by him to my Acct in the Bank of Virginia. Mr. Rutherfoord informs me that this has in effect been done and I inclose my bond for that sum which your brother desired might be forwarded to you. It was understood that a moity of it accrues to his Sister Betsey, and if his arrangemt. with her, does not make it appear to be the...
I owe an apology for not sooner thanking you for the copy of your Speech in the House of Reps. on the 20th. of Feby. last. It came to hand when some engagements of my time, which were protracted beyond my anticipation, did not permit the attention due to it. Without expressing an unqualified concurrence in all the sentiments embraced by the range of your observations, I can, without...
Your favor of the 25th. has been duly recd and partaking as I do in the kind service rendered in the transaction committed to you, I beg you to accept my share of the acknowledgements. I unite with Mrs. Madison in returning the affectionate expression from Mrs. Rutherfood & yourself; which we shall be happy in repeating at Montpr. whenever you exchange the atmosphere of Richd. for the boasted...
I owe an apology for not sooner acknowledging your communication of the 7th. instant It happened to find me in the midst of some engagements which were prolonged to the present moment. Your favor of the 21st since recd. makes what I have to say on your Hoffwyl Project very easy by affording me the perusal of the letter to you on that subject from my old and highly valued friend Judge Peters....
Since the receipt of your favor, apprising me of the resignation of Mr. Key, and its acceptance, as required by a resolution of the Board, my attention has been anxiously engaged in pursuit of information, upon the choice which we are to make, at our next meeting. I have yet heard of no one attainable, either native or foreigner, who in point of scientifick qualification, can be brought in...
(Circular) You already know that Mr Key sent forward his resignation within the prescribed time. I am now to mention to you that I have written to Mr Gallatin a request that he would ascertain and let us know without loss of time, whether a fit successor could be found in G. B. in case it should be necessary to resort thither. I wrote also, at the suggestion of Gen: Cocke, to Mr Brown,...
I have deferred answering your favor of the 17th inst until I could ascertain whether the Society is possessed of a copy of the Report on the subject of the revised code. I find that it is not among our collections, & I shall therefore be much gratified, as will be the whole Society, if you can conveniently furnish a copy. I thank you very sincerely for the correction of the two errors into...
Some days since, I directed a letter to you, offering myself a Candidate for the place of Professor of Mathematics in the University of Virginia, which place I understood was soon to become vacant, by the resignation of the present incumbent. I enclosed moreover, a letter of recommendation from Dr. Anderson, the very able Professor of Mathematics in Columbia College, N. Y. and I now forward a...
On this day week I received a letter from our mutual friend Mr. Edward Coles, requesting me to sell, as soon as I could, twenty shares of Farmers Bank Stock, standing in his and his Sister Betsey’s name, and to deposit the proceeds to your credit in the Bank of Virginia. Ninety two Dollars per Share being the highest offer I could obtain for it at private sale, I determined in compliance with...
For the last twelvemonth I have been making the Tour of the U. States through the West, the North & East sections of our Country. In my route hence I shall pass through Orange and shall do myself the pleasure of paying my respects to Mr Madison on Saturday next in the afternoon, if the weather should permit. Mrs Tait accompanies me. I pray you Sir, to present my best respects to Mrs Madison...