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J. Madison has duly recd the copy of Mr. Grimke’s address before the Literary & Philosophical Society of S. Carolina politely forwarded to him. Altho he is not prepared to accede to some of the opinions contained in it, he tenders his thanks to the Author, for the pleasure afforded by the learned & interesting views which characterize the discourse. Draft (DLC) ; copy (MiU-C) .
I recd. by the last mail your letter of the 9th. I am truly sorry for the distressing situation which it describes; But the considerations which were formerly mentioned to you, as controuling my sympathises, instead of abatement have acquired additional force: and limit my answer to your request, to a renewal of the good wishes, which unavailing as they are, are all that I can offer. With...
Your favor of June 5. did not arrive before the Visitors who met in July had closed their Session & left the University. I may safely take on me however, to say that they will feel great obligation for your kind efforts to find a proper Professor for the vacant Chair. In the uncertainty of obtaining, without the University itself, a Successor to Mr Key, the Visitors thought it best to...
Yours of the 3d inst: reached me by the mail of yesterday, inclosing one from my Brother in which he directs me to return you the amount of your check, what I would now do if the sum was not unfortunately an inconvenient one for a letter—Mr & Mrs Stevenson, my sister Betsey & myself propose however, on our return from the Springs, to accept of your kind Invitation to Montpellier, where a more...
After your great kindness in the loan you were so kind as to make me, it is imposing on generous feelings to make any further request—But at this time I assure you I am in distress—We owe twenty five dollars for house rent, and unless we can raise it our little furniture (a present to Mrs Scott) will be sacraficed—If God spares my life, it shall with the other, be faithfully repaid— Often have...
Your letter informing the Visitors that you could not join them at their late meeting, was recd. by all of them with the particular feelings of regret excited by the cause of the disappointment. I hope the indisposition was transient, and that your health is now in a satisfactory State. You will have understood that Mr. Key persisted in his resignation, & that Mr. Bonnycastle has taken his...
I find by a letter from Col. Peyton of Richmond that he is on a Northern tour which will carry him to Boston. I mention the circumstances that in case you have any communications you wish to make, for which he would be a conveyance preferable to that of the mail, they may be put into his hands. He will readily take charge of them; and being a particular acquaintance of Mrs. Randolph, now with...
You will perceive by the enclosed letter from Mr Southard, that, it was our calculation to have had the pleasure to call on you, on our way to the Sulphur Spring. I reached here this morning and Judge Brooke was just arrived in Mr. Southard’s carriage which will force me to go on with him this evening to Gordonsville. I regret most sincerely it will not be in my power now to visit yourself &...
Yours of the 30th. was recd. yesterday. I am sorry for the trouble you have taken in searching for the morceau in question. Having observed that the whole of Franklin’s Works published, were in the Library of the University, I took for granted that it might be easily sought for; and if there, found either in the biographical part, or under the miscellaneous head. It now occurs, that the...
Since my return home, I have received the letter from Mr. Gallatin of which a copy is enclosed. Be so good as to forward it to Mr. Cabell, with a request that he send it to Mr. Johnson, who from Richmond will easily give it conveyance to Mr. Loyall. I will make known its contents to Mr. Monroe and Mr. Breckenridge. I have heard nothing from any other quarter on the subject of the vacant Chair....
Your favor of June 7. was duly recd. & yesterday I recd. one from your brother Edwd explaining the case it referred to. It was accompanied by the letter to you now enclosed. We have been promised a visit much wished for from Mr. & Mrs. Stephenson and Miss Betsy. Can’t you add to our pleasure by making one of the party? With great & affee. esteem Draft (DLC) .
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Robbins with many thanks for the copy of his oration delivered on the 4th. of July last. Less can not be said of it, than that it has taken very interesting views of well chosen topics, and given an instructive example of condensed and vigorous eloquence Draft (owned by Jasper E. Crane, Wilmington, Del).
I have duly recd. the copy of your Oration on the 4th. of July last. In making my acknowledgements, with the passage under my eye, ascribing to me "the first public proposal for the meeting of the Convention to which we are indebted for our present Constitution" it may be proper to state, in a few words, the part I had in bringing about that event. Having witnessed, as a member of the...
I am aware of the delicacy, nay of the intrusion, of my being here in your house, and whilst in it demanding favours—But I know not what to do. In the distressing embarassments it to which myself and children are thrown, I had to apply to some one for aid, whilst the other peculiarity of my circumstances, urged that I should address myself but to a person like yourself. The station, sir, which...
My delay in writing has been greater than you probably expected when we parted or than I intended; but I am not altogether without apology for it. In the first place, making up the record took me three days. A fourth was entirely taken up by some business which did not admit of postponement; and subsequently, three others by an indisposition somewhat of the nature of that from which you are...
Mr Jos. W. Farnum the junior professor in the academy of this place, intending to pass the ensuing month of Vacation in travelling beyond our mountains for Health & improvement, is desirous of paying his respects to you & Mrs Madison in the progress of his journey, & has requested a letter of Introduction from me— Mr Farnum is a native of Providence, Rhode Island, he has resided some years in...
I beg leave to introduce to you Mr. Hoffman, Professor of Law in the University of Maryland, who, on his way to the Western Springs of Virginia, proposes I understand to pay his respects to you. Mr. Hoffman is too well known to Fame to require more than the annunciation of his name to make him welcome—and I need only to add that learned as he is in his profession, you will find that his...
Your favour of June 26. inclosing a copy of the Charter of the College, having arrived during an absence from which I am just returned, I could not sooner acknowledge it. It gives me pleasure to find that the Trustees are about to attach to the Institution an Agricultural Department, an improvement well meriting a place among the practical ones, which the lights of the age, and the genius of...
J. Madison, with his respects to Mr. Phillips, informs him that the date asked for in his letter of the 9th. inst. is March 5. 1751. RC (offered for sale by Abraham Lincoln Bookshop, Chicago, Ill., 2008). To H. B. Bascom
Thursday. July 19. The board met, present the same as yesterday. Resolved that the Bursar of the University be authorised to borrow from Thomas Jefferson Randolph, trustee of Mrs Martha Randolph, a Sum not exceeding Twenty thousand dollars, at an interest of Six per centum , per annum , payable Semi-annually, at the office of the Farmer’s bank of Virginia, in Richmond. For the money so...
The following was the annual report this year made to the President and Directors of the Literary Fund. To the President and Directors of the Literary Fund. In obedience to the law requiring that the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia should make a report annually to the President and Directors of the Literary Fund, (to be laid before the Legislature at their next succeeding...
Wednesday, July 18th. The Board met, present the same as yesterday Resolved that the Professor of Chemistry be requested to prepare and to lay before the Visitors at their next meeting, the plan of a chemical Laboratory and of a Lecture room connected therewith, large enough for the accommodation of a class of 200 Students; & that the proctor be required to present an accompanying estimate of...
I recd yesterday morning, your welcome letter of Saturday evening. I hope you recd. in due time my two last, the latter of which will have dissipated any doubts as to the degree of my indisposition. As I hoped, my health has continued to strengthen. I joined the Board yesterday, and am well enough today for the ride home if the business were over. But this is not the case and I fear a...
Tuesday. July 17. The board met, present the same as yesterday. A letter was received and read from Professor Emmet, on the subject of the chemical laboratory. The reading of the minutes of the Faculty was resumed. Professor Bonnycastle was admitted to a conference on the subject of the schools of Mathematics and of Natural Philosophy. Resolved that hereafter, there shall be a standing...
Monday. July 16. The board met, present James Madison rector, James Monroe, George Loyall, John H. Cocke, Chapman Johnson, and Joseph C. Cabell. On their return from a visit to the examination room, Professor Bonnycastle was admitted to a conference on the subject of class reports as applicable to the School of Natural Philosophy. Professor Dunglison and the Proctor were then conferred with,...
Saturday July 14th. The Rector still confined. The board met, present the same members as yesterday. The Proctor’s report on the state of the Library was received, & read. The rest of the day was taken up in attending on the examination. Ms (ViU) .
Friday, July 13. The Rector still confined to his bed. The board met, present James Monroe, George Loyall, John H. Cocke, Joseph C. Cabell and Chapman Johnson. Ms (ViU) .
I beg leave to call to your recollection the following subjects—vz. Shall contracts be made for the finishing of the steps of the Portico of the Rotunda? Shall the plastering of the Western lecture room and the entrance Hall be finished during the Vacation? With or without Cornices? Shall the eastern lecture room be fitted up with similar benches & desks to those in the Western lecture room?...
My Brother has transmitted to me your letter to him of May 29., from which I perceive that you are in error in supposing that you are due me any thing on account of the Bank stock sold you, beyond the amount of your Bond. So far from it, that if any thing were due to either, it should be from me to you, & not from you to me. For the Stock has been sold by you for less than I believed it would...
Thursday, July 12. The Rector was taken seriously ill during the night; and is now confined to his bed. No meeting of the board, except for attendance on the examination. Ms (ViU) .
My dearest, We made out to get to Mr. Goodwins by 5 OC. where we luckily fell in with Genl. Cocke. After consultation as to our lodging &c at the University, he was left to make the arrangements on his arrival, which would be that evening. On our reaching the University the morning after, we found, much to our satisfaction that he had provided by treaty with Mr Brokenborugh, that we shd. all...
Your letter, enclosing the proposal of the trustees of Mrs. Randolph, for the loan to the University of Virginia, was duly received; and in obedience to your instructions I immediately communicated the same by letter to the Visitors of the University, from whom I have received answers accepting of the loan as proposed, "with the understanding, that the interest upon the certificates shall be...
Wednesday. July 11. The board met, present the same members as yesterday. Communications were received & read from various persons. The Reports of the Bursar and Proctor were received. After which the board were again occupied in attending on the public examination. Ms (ViU) .
At a meeting of the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, held at the University on the tenth day of July 1827, at which were present James Madison rector, James Monroe, George Loyall, John H. Cocke and Joseph C. Cabell. A letter was read from Professor Key, dated March 10th 1827, communicating the resignation of the office held by him in the University, as authorised by a...
Since we left the university I have recd. the letter from Mr. Gallatin, of which the inclosed is a copy. It gives no prospect of a supply for the vacant chair from that quarter, and I have no additional information from any other. A few lines from Mr. Ringold as he passed thro’ the neighbourhood, mentioned that you had suffered a sharp attack after you reached home not unlike mine, but was,...
Desirous of making a few historical memorandums for the use of my children, I take the liberty of requesting you to inform me on what day you was born. I would not take this liberty but have been unable to ascertain it in this City. May you enjoy every happiness Compatible With the present State of Society. Your H. Serv. RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM.
I do my self the pleasure to introduce to your acquaintance, Chapman Coleman Esqr Marshal of the State of Kentucky, a particular friend of mine & one of our worthiest citizens. Mr Coleman is a native of your County, but left it when quite young & has not visited it since til the present trip. You will find him able to give you much information, both as to your friends & acquaintances, as well...
The great and affectionate esteem I ever felt for the deceased Revolutionary Patriot whose name I introduced on the 4th inst: will not permit me to withhold the recollected substance of what fell from me on the occasion. But in complying with your request, I must be allowed to make the general remark, that when I received the invitation of the anniversary celebration, my anticipation was that...
The notice you took yesterday, of one of our revolutionary patriots (Governor Page) interested those who heard you much: justly distinguished as he is already, for the many acts of devotion to the cause of the People in our Revolutionary struggle; nevertheless, the peculiar, circumstances, under which he acted, to which you had reference; and which I believe, are within the knowledge of but...
Though the request your letter makes be a little singular, a compliance with it seems due to the motives which prompted it; and a short autographic extract is accordingly subjoined. Charters "In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by Power. America has set an example of Charters of power, granted by Liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world may, with an honest praise, be...
Among the names which are presented for consideration in filling the vacant Chair in the University is that of Thomas H. Levins, now of New York, formerly of the District of Columbia, where he was Professor of Mathematics in the College. Letters in his favor are recd. from Mr. Calhoun, Genl. McComb, and Mr. A. H. Powell who I suppose is the present Member of Congress of that name. Whatever be...
Accompanying this letter, I send you a copy of the charter, of "Madison College"—by reference to the 9th Art, you will perceive, it is the intention of the Trustees, to have attached to the Institution, an agricultural department, in which all the various arts & uses, of this important branch of human industry, shall be taught upon scientific principles and daily reduced to practice , in the...
I have not the least personal acquaintance with Mr. Timt Walker, nor do I know anything about his acquirements. I believe he completed his studies at Cambridge and left that college about a year since & he was then well spoken of. He is now an instructor in the Northampton Seminary. A few days since, upon the resignation of the mathematical tutor in Cambridge, who instructs in the lower...
Your letter of the 20th Inst, came to hand this afternoon, and I hasten to comply with your request, wishing only to add, that, as our national anniversary is nearly at hand, I would most respectfully suggest the propriety, of writing your letter on that day, which would certainly add much to its Value, Please accept the assurance of my profound respect and Esteem, RC (DLC) .
The citizens of Orange Court House and its vicinity, intend to celebrate the anniversary of American Independence at the Orange Hotel; and most respectfully request your company on that Occasion RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM: "Dade L. & others."
I received your circular of the 27. May in due time. In a letter which I have just received from Mr. Short, he says, "I have lately taken up an idea from an expression which accidentally fell from a Gentleman with whom I was in conversation, & who is acquainted with Mr. Adrain, that he would accept the vacant Professorship in the University of Virginia if offer’d to him." I deem it useless to...
J. Madison, with his respects to Mr. Cleveland, thanks him for the copy of his Epitome of Gretian Antiquities. Such a digest, appears to have been called for, and from such parts of it, as J. M has been able to look into, he readily infers that the task has been usefully executed. The Copy will be duly deposited in the Library of the University of Virginia FC ( ViU ).
J. Madison with his respects to Mr. Vaux, thanks him for the copy of his letter to Mr. Roscoe: so judiciously and seasonably interposed in behalf of the Penitentiary System, an experiment so deeply interesting to the cause of Humanity. Draft (DLC) ; copy ( PHi ).
On a critical re-examination to which I was just led, of the appearances on which my letter of Ocr. 20. 1825, ascribed the poetic effusion copied from a page in Bartrams pamphlet to Doctor Franklin, I find that I have committed an error in the case, by hastily applying the word "Given", to the pamphlet, when it was meant for the Poetry, and by mistaking for the handwriting of the Doctor, what...
I take the liberty of recommending to your particular notice The Revd. Mr. Levins lately of George Town D. C. now residing in New York. Mr. L. has learned that a vacancy is about to take place in the Professorship of Mathematics at the Central College and is anxious to fill the Station. I presume the Character of Mr. L. as a mathematician cannot be unknown to you. He is at present one of the...