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I discover by a newspaper corrospondence that the University of Virginia is one of superior eminence to any in the U.S. and that it would go into operation the 1st of this month I am going to School to this College but being one of a n ordinary kind I do not wish to complete my education here knowing that the instruction of the University of Virginia will be invaluably superior my Father was...
M r Littell an enterprising, intelligent and respectable Citizen of Philadelphia will communicate to you a plan which he has profected for the promotion of education, literature and Science on an extensive scale. He has conferred with me on this subject. Approving of its outlines and viewing you as a sincere and distinguished friend of these great interests, I have taken the liberty of...
I perceive that several professors are still to be appointed for the Central Seminary of the State I take the liberty to bring into your view for one of those professorships—D r Henry Jackson youngest brother of General James Jackson—late of late of the Senate of the US. D r Jackson was professor of natural philosophy in 1813 when I was going to France in that year, he desired to accompany me...
Your much esteem d of the 30th: ulto: reach d me last evening, & I have this morning procured the Vinegar & Corks you order, which shall go by first Waggon, together with 5 Boxes of Books & aperatus, for the University, just to hand, from London, via New York— We have accounts of the sailing of the Competitor, on the 17 th of December, from Plymouth, for V a , so that she may be expected about...
Your letter of the 24th ulto. was received this morning with much pleasure, and as your Mother wrote to you yesterday, I cannot let pass this, without an acknowledgment, that the account you give us of your standing in the Class, in various branches, is quite encouraging. I have frequently spoken to you of the good opinion I have always cherished of Mathematical Science, and lamented my own...
I have taken the liberty in my publication under the signature of “ A friend of Science ” in the Constitutional Whig of Tuesday, more correctly printed in the Enquirer of to day, to give to the public your letter to me from Poplar Forest in the year 1817, and in doing so, I hope I have taken no improper liberty. I saw the gathering necessity of setting up the Colleges ag t the Richmond party,...
Altho our Professors were on the 5 th of Dec. still in an English port, that they were safe raises me from the dead: for I was almost ready to give up the ship. that was 8. weeks ago, and they may therefore be daily expected. In most public seminaries Text-book s are prescribed to each of the several schools as the norma docendi in that school; and this is generally done by authority of the...
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Resolved that the Governor be requested to have prepared and laid before the legislature at their next meeting a statement in detail of the sum of education which, under the law establishing primary schools, has been rendered in the schools of each county respectively and for every year from the passage of the law to the present one inclusive: that it be stated in a Tabular form, in the first...
I fear the occasion on which I write you will not justify the liberty I take—or the trouble it may give you—The Circumstances are peculiar & I hope may pardon both— Unfortunately for D r Libby, who served for many years as Indian Agent at Natchitoches, all the vouchers of his accounts are lost in the War Department— you may, perchance recollect, that he found De La Harps journal, &...
I take the liberty of introducing to your kind attention. my grandson Mann A Page. whose Grandfather you once honoured with your friendship, and with his name I flatter myself he interests his virtues, as well as his own Fathers. he wishes to be among the first to enter the unviersity. you have devoted so large a share of your time too. and I most sincerely hope you will see it prosper and...
I do myself the honour to enclose herewith, a copy of the prospectus of the intended publication of the Life of the Chevalier John Paul Jones, a Captain in the U.S. Navy, during the Revolutionary War, & I venture to do this with the more confidence, because the documents in my possession shew that he had the honor to be personally known to you, especially during your residence in France as...
While engaged upon an examination of a mass of papers, and documents formerly belonging to John Paul Jones Esqr. a Commander in the Navy of the United States, during the Revolutionary War, preparatory to the publication of his Life, I discovered a letter (copy of which is enclosed) purporting to be written by him, and addressed to you. This Circumstance has induced me to venture so far as to...
Have the goodness to forward on the books you intented to have bound—I was fearfull of sending this letter by the Stage, but as Governor Randolph no doubt had forgot it, and my receiving a line from your Honour on a Account of it, I have packt the same well, and hope it will be to your Satisfaction—Should be very glad if your Honour would pleas to forward a few Sizeable Vols with liberty to...
I concur with you in the favorable opinion of mr. Barber; and altho’ I should prefer Preston, as rather of a more academical cast, yet I could readily give a first vote to Barber. His reputn. in Congress would be of service. In most public seminaries a text-book is prescribed to the several schools as the Norma docendi in them; and this is frequently done by the Trustees. I should not propose...
I send you the letters & c with which I was charged by Mess rs Gilmer & Cabell to which I beg to add, a part of a New York paper giving some information of the Competitor, by a still later arrival at Norfolk, later intelegence is recieved, the Norfolk Herald of the 27 th Jan y states, that the Competitor was at Plymouth on the 5 th December to sail soon, I succeeded in selling $10,000 of the...
I concur with you in the favorable opinion of mr Barber; and altho’ I should prefer Preston, as rather of a more acadamical cast, yet I could readily give a first vote to Barber. his reputn in Congress would be of service. In most public seminaries a text-book is prescribed to the several schools as the Norma docendi in them; and this is frequently done by the Trustees. I should not propose...
¶ To George Long. Letters not found. Post - 26 December 1824. Mentioned by Long in his letter to Henry Tutwiler, 30 May 1875, published in Thomas Fitzhugh, ed., Letters of George Long (Charlottesville, Va., 1917), 24–25: “Soon after my arrival in Virginia, and it was either in December 1824 or in January 1825, I received a letter from Mr. Madison, whom I had not then seen. He asked me if I...
I have been so much gratified by the mail of to day as to induce me to continue the mail as far as Quincy. I was somewhat prepared for this recount—its conformation from such a source is truely gratifying. With my best respects to your father You will with the return of the letter have the goodness to let me know how he is. Yrs MHi : Adams Papers.
The urgency indicated in your last letter as to the request in a former one having quickened my attention to the subject, I have at length looked enough into the evidence that the Movement of the Southern Army from Deep River to the Santee in the Campaign of 1781 was suggested by your father, to be satisfied of the fact; the more readily admitted from the acknowleged traits of his military...
By this day’s mail I send you a sample of the flour of Cremona & a parcel of various seeds which have been sent to mr W Appleton the American Consul at Leghorn with a request that they should be sent to you— My general health is now good but my hand–writing is nearly destroyed as you will perceive by this letter. You may be surprized at the declaration that my general health is good,...
Intelligence has at last reached us, that the Competitor is not lost; it put into Plymonth in the gale, & was there on the 8 th Dec r We may expect the professors every day. The delay is vexatious, but less distressing than the loss of the professors would have been. MoSHi : Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.
In addition to your former favours I have Now to Request a Small one which is will you have the goodness to Recommend me to James Monroe Esq r President of the United States To grant me Some Valuable appointment foreign or Domestic as I Believe myself Qualified for any Mission I Served, my native Country faithfully in War & Peace and Venture to think it reasonable I should now Enjoy some of...
On the 5th of Dec. last I took the liberty of sending you a list of able men (Europeans) who if proper means were used, might be secured as professors, on very advantageous terms, for the university, which has been set up in your state, under your especial countenance. I inclose you a letter, now, to Lafayette, from one of their number. He desires you to read it before it goes to the address....
I have been greatly relieved by finding from a Norfolk paper that the Ship Competitor was at Plymouth on the 5 th Dec.—I had given them up as lost in the gale of the last of October, & myself almost to despair. I now hope all is safe.—I think there is a majority for moving the College: but I am confident the plan of splitting up the funds will succeed, if the opposite party should not be able...
Veuillez bien me faire le plaisir d’accepter un exemplaire de la réunion des opuscules politiques de Plutarque, que je viens de publier. Mon âge ma vue ne me permettant plus d’éditions fatigantes, il faut bien que je finisse ma carrière par des occupations qui me sauvent au moins de l’ennui d’une inaction complète. Dans le Dialogue qui sert de Prolégomènes à ces opuscules, vous observerez que...
I should sooner have complied with the request of your’s of the 26 th but that I had asked the account of another person which I had wished to include in the same draught on Richm d and I expected to have recieved it yesterday, but being disappointed I send you a separate draught for which mr Raphael will I expect give you the cash. Accept my friendly salutations Privately owned.
Knowing the approach of your crisis and my own heavy balance due to you I have kept off some neihborhoods calls for some time. but two of these can no longer be delayed, the one for 60. D. for which I have this day drawn on you in favor of Jacobs & Raphael, the other will be something under that I expect, it’s amount being not yet known to me. I have entirely depended on Jefferson as to the...
$100 Dollars At sight please to pay M r Thomas, Collector for the University of Virginia, one hundred dollars, being the amount due on John W. Eppes’s subscription to the Central College Martha, B. Eppes Executrix of John W. Eppes dec d Mill Brook 29 th January 1825 MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have recd. yours of the 23. inclosing a copy of the Bill sent to Mr. Cabell, but omitting the letter from him. Without that I can not estimate the reception such a measure will have in the Assembly. The grounds on which the Bill dissolves the Charter of the College, and disposes of its funds are captivating. But there will probably be a powerful opposition to it. The uncertain & scanty...
Yours of 22 d covering your bill is received, & I beg you to accept my most heartfelt thanks. I have held a conference on it with some of our friends, and I think it will be a powerful instrument in our hands. Our friends in the other house were committed to the Williamsburg party to vote in the first instance , for the postponement. Then they will be free. If that question should not be...
I have rec d yours of the 23 d inclosing a copy of the Bill sent to M r Cabell; but omitting the letter from him. Without that I cannot estimate the reception such a measure will have in the Assembly. The grounds on which the Bill dissolves the Charter of the College , & disposes of its funds are captivating . But there will probably be a powerful opposition to it. The uncertain & scanty...
I send by Mr. Garrett, a short report, such as my state of health enables me to make out at a sitting, without being irksome. I will enter into details when I see you, which shall be as soon as the roads are passable. I send also, a catalogue of the books & apparatus. Part only of the books have arrived. They should be opened without delay. Some delay I fear will occur, in sending a portion of...
I have to thank you, my good friend M. Jullien, for your magnificent present of Canvas backs. they came sound and in good order, and enabled me to regale my friends here with what they had never tasted before. their delicious flavor was new to them, but what heightened it with me was the proof they brought of your kind recollection of me. I enquire concerning you of every one who comes from...
I most sincerely regret your determination to leave us and at the very moment too when the state of things is commencing which would enable you to judge of the expediency of continuing. I had really hoped we were secure in the possession of your medical aid in this neighborhood. I have remaining but a short term of life. that may be expected to be made up of infirmities., which I had hoped...
I have duly rec d , Madam, your letter of the 20 th your enquiries are too late for the present year. the Hotels or boarding houses of the Univ y 6. in N o were all let in Nov. after long notice having been publ d in our papers of the day on which they would be let. their rent is 200. dollars a year each, they have 2 rooms of accomodn for the family, a dining room for 50. persons, good offices...
My school being too small this session to permit any sufficient inducement for the continuance of Mr Hern in the establishment, he is about to leave Town with a view to a situation elsewhere. My engagements to Mr Hern pledge me for one half of the whole amount of tuition, which circumstance together with my almost sole dependance upon my school for the necessities of my family, compel me,...
Your Letter Has found me at Richmond where I Came in obedience to a kind invitation from the assembly of Virginia, and I now am on my way to meet another kind Call from the assembly of pennsylvania at Harrisburg, so that I cannot Be Returned to Washington Before the 5 th or 6 th February, and on the 24 th I Contemplate to set out for the Carolinas, georgia, alabama, new orleans, and the...
your letter of the 6th. of January gave me much pleasure, to which was added was that of your Brothers for the lone of which I thank you and here-with return it— he writes in fine spirits, and I hope will be able to accomplish his designs, but what his views are unless he has been fortunate enough to find the affections of some fine English Lady of Moderate fortune, who is adventurous enough...
It was my intention on leaving England, to have drawn up during the voyage, an extended report of all my proceedings on the mission with which I was entrusted. A most boisterous passage, with continued & severe sickness prevented me, and since my arrival, I have had neither leisure nor strength for the undertaking. A short account of my pecuniary transactions however, I feel myself bound to...
I inclose you the Certificate requested for mr Chamberlaine. the last estimate by the Visitors was at their meeting in April last. I think I furnished a copy of it to mr Garrett and yourself: and I now inclose you another. there will be a saving of about 2000. D. in the salaries of the Professors from October 1. to Jan. 31. a letter from London of Nov. 6. to mr Gilmer says that the 3...
It was my intention on leaving England, to have drawn up during the voyage, an extended report of all my proceedings on the mission with which I was entrusted. A most boisterous passage, with continued & severe sickness prevented me, and since my arrival, I have had neither leisure nor strength for the undertaking. A short account of my pecuniary transactions however, I feel myself. bound to...
Your account of the Death and Character of General R. G. Harper gave me a great deal of pain, he was a man indeed of eminent character and great talents, he made a great figure in Congress and was considered a rival to Mr. Smith, till he was sent to Portugal; I am not able to give you any account of his Parentage, or the place of his birth, or that of his Education; The first that I ever heard...
The desire which you have evinced during your arduous, but successful and illustrious career for the promotion of education, science, and literature; and the active part you have lately taken for the advancement of the first; induce me to take the liberty to send you a copy of the second edition of a Spanish grammar I have just now published. The flattering manner with which the first...
I rec d yours of the 21 Dec r I was not prepared to send the cider till the present. I discovered last spring that there had been cider drawn out of a large cask that my people informed me had been sent to you; I was verry sorry to find that it was not as good as I wish d it was done through a mistake in my absence. another circumstance occurd some years past by selecting the fruit from trees...
We think ourselves possessed or at least we boast that we are so of Liberty of Conscience on all subjects and of the right of free inquiry and private judgment, in all cases and yet how far are we from these exalted privileges in fact. There exists I believe throughout the whole Christian world a law which makes it blasphemy to deny or to doubt the divine inspiration of all the books of the...
I inclose you a letter from mr. Cabell and a copy of the bill I prepared and sent him as he requested. I send you also a letter from mr. Gilmer, by which he seems determd. not to undertake our professorship. What are we to do? I abhor the idea of a mere Gothic lawyer who has no idea beyond his Coke Littleton, who could not associate in conversation with his Colleagues, nor utter a single...
We think ourselves possessed or at least we boast that we are so of Liberty of conscience on all subjects and of the right of free inquiry and private judgment, in all crises and yet how far are we from these exalted privileges in fact. There exists I believe throughout the whole Christian world a law which makes it blasphemy to deny or to doubt the divine inspiration of all the books of the...
You did me the honor of answering a letter which I took the liberty of addressing to you last Spring, in which You stated that I was the bearer of a letter from M r Appleton the American Consul at Leghorn to You, dated June 11th. 1807. The object of this is humbly to request with all due respect that, (You will pardon the liberty I take in addressing You again) and forward to me at this place...
I inclose you a letter from mr Cabell and a copy of the bill I prepared and sent him as he requested. I send you also a letter from mr Gilmer, by which he seems determ d not to undertake our professorship. what are we to do? I abhor the idea of a mere Gothic lawyer who has no idea beyond his Coke Littleton, who could not associate in conversation with his Colleagues, nor utter a single...