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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...
Given to N. P. T. by James Madison Montpellier May 22. 1827. "Mr Jefferson returned to me my letters to hi<m> (some of wh. however are missing, wh. perhaps he destroyed). Of some of those returned, I find I have copies; among them, one on the subject of his views with regard to the right to bind future generations. This I will give to you." Copy and copy of enclosure (DLC: Jefferson Papers) ....
After my return to Mount Vernon I looked through the letter books, and noted down the dates of all the letters recorded as having been sent to you by General Washington. The list is enclosed. Should you find upon inspection, that you possess letters of importance not comprised in this list, I hope you will have the goodness to furnish me with copies of the same. The letter dated Jany. 1789,...
I have just had my narrative printed in NewYork one copy of which I send you herewith, which you will please accept from one who sends it to you as a small testimony of the high respect and veneration in which he holds your name and character. The other copy which you subscribed for you will get at any time after next week from M Fisher Thompson’s Book store in Washington where I have ordered...
I cant deny myself the pleasure of forwarding you the letter of a distinguishd octogenarian farmer & friend (whose hand writing you will recognize) on the subject of my last. My hopes of the introduction of Fullenberg Institutions in the U. S. are founded more on the force of such opinions, than on my individual exertions, tho’ these also will be encourag’d, should your views of those...
Understanding that the professorship of Mathematicks in the University of Virginia is vacant, I take the liberty of requesting that Mr Francis Grund, who is now in Boston, may have an opportunity of exhibiting his pretensions as a candidate for that situation. He is a native of Vienna, and received his education in the universities of Germany; but he has been several years in England & the...
I take leave to commend to your civilities, Mr. Hugh B. Grigsby of our town, who will probably be in Orange, in an excursion he designs to the upper Country. He is a young gentleman of cultivated Mind, and most correct deportment. Be good enough to present Mrs Loyall and myself in especial terms, to Mrs Madison. With great consideration &c<a> I am Yr: Obdt: Servt: RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM.
Mr. Francis Grund was for some time the instructor in mathematics in the excellent seminary at Northampton (Mass) under the direction of Mesr. Cogswell & Bancroft. A few months since he quitted that establishment where he was rather unpopular and undertook to deliver lectures and instruct a class in this City in the elementary and some of the higher branches of mathematical analysis, but he...
Mr Willard of Roxbury near Boston, who has come on to the University with the large clock of which he is maker, is desirous on his return, to avail himself of the first and last opportunity that will ever offer for paying his respects to you; and I accordingly take the liberty of giving him this introduction. With profound respect Your obedt. Servt. RC ( ViHi : Nicholas P. Trist Album Book)....
I thank you very sincerely for the copy of your "Eulogium on Thomas Jefferson". I have derived from it the peculiar pleasure which so happy a portraiture could not fail to afford one, who intimately knew and feelingly admired the genius, the learning, the devotion to public liberty, and the many private virtues which characterized the distinguished Original. Ably & eloquently as the subject...
The writer of the enclosed was formerly a professor of Mathematicks’ in the College of Georgetown, and has the reputation, I believe deservedly, of being among the best Mathematicians and Scholars in our country. While I was in the Department of War, he was appointed one of the visitors to West Point; and he evinced on the occasion, so much proficiency in the various branches of Sciences...
Since I recd. yours of May 3, I have recd. the enclosed offer of a Loan from Mr. T. J. Randolph as Trustee of Mrs. Randolph, accompanied by a copy of the paper drafted by Mr. Johnson, from whom I have not heard the result of his communication with the Literary Board. With a view to hasten a provision for debts of the University, I can not do better than put into your hands the two paper<s with...
Having understood from Timothy Clowes L L. D. President of Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, that he is a candidate for a Professorship of Mathematics in another college, Situated in a more healthy climate than his present residence, and having had an opportunity of forming a correct judgement of his knowledge of Mathematics from his contributions to the Mathematical Diary and other...
Having occasion for one hundred dollars to pay a debt in Philada I have taken the liberty of sending thither a draft on you for that amount payable on the 5th. of July next, which I must ask the favor of you to satisfy out of the proceeds of my Tobo. if other means be not put into your hands for the purpose. FC (DLC) .
Permit me to request you to place the accompanying pamphlet x in your library as a mark of the very sincere respect & regard of the writer. No one can feel more sensibly than I do the imperfections of this humble effort to honor the memory of your departed friend, & to no one can they be more apparent than to yourself who so well appreciated his merits. I would have willingly transferred to...
Knowing the interest you have always felt in every thing connected with Systems of Education, from the influence they necessarily have, as well on individual happiness, as on the future greatness, and true glory of the United States, I have taken the liberty to invite your attention, at some leisure hour, to some short sketches of the Fellenberg System presented in the American Farmer of the...
Among the names which the vacancy in the Collectorship of Norfolk, will bring to your view is that of Moses Myers Esqr of that place. Though my personal knowledge of this Gentleman is very slight I take pleasure in saying that I have been always led to regard him as a highly respectable Merchant, and a patriotic Citizen; and in expressing the belief that if selected for the vacant office, its...
J. M presents his respects to Mr Myers, and encloses a few lines as requested, to the Secy. of the Treasury. Draft, with draft of enclosure, JM to Richard Rush, May 8, 1827 (DLC) .
Having heard that the present professor of mathematics in the University of Virginia intends to resign his situation, I offer myself as a candidate to fill the chair. Shd. any testimony as to moral character or capability of teaching be required, I can refer to many estimable friends in G. Town and Washington. A few days since I had the honour of addressing a letter to the Honble. Mr. Calhoun...
The Undersigned submits to your body the following proposition as trustee for Mr Randolph, viz, he will loan to the University a sum not exceeding twenty five thousand dollars, bearing an interest of six per cent per annum payable semi-annually, irredeemable in twenty years: after that term at the will of the Rector and visitors provided that no payment be less than two thousand dollars, bonds...
I owe many apologies for this tardy acknowledgment of your favor of last month. Several causes have contributed to this remissness, but the chief of these is the paradoxical one of that extreme punctuality which you persist in observing towards me, which has been the cause of a compunctious visitation every time that it has been displayed, and which therefore, honestly and sincerely, I do not...