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At a meeting of a Committee appointed composed of a deputation from each Militia Company of the 48th. Regiment in the County of Botetourt & state of Virginia, in the 31st. day of May 1798, the following resolutions were unanimously agreed to. James Breckinridge in the Chair John Miller Sety. Resolved as the Opinion of this meeting that the President of the United States not only possesses but...
untill within a few days I expected to call upon you on my way to the Legislature. A circumstance has however recently occured which compels me to take another route & I regret it exceedingly, as I had a great desire to see & converse with you in the subject of the university & witness the progress of the buildings, that I might be better enabled to advocate its claims on Legislative...
I must beg you to excuse me for not attending the board of Visitors on Monday next. I am so much afflicted with a pain in the back that the journey, even in a carriage, would be attended with great inconvenience. I will endeavour to visit to University on my way to the assembly when I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you. CSmH : Jefferson File.
I return to you the motion for a special meeting of the Visitors of the university with my signature and am glad that our stated meeting is dispensed with for the reasons you assign. ViU .
I enclose you a copy of Gruntris Pint which I intended to have delivered in person when I rec d it . but the day after. I was compelled to take a journey which detained me from home untill last night; so that it is now impossible for me to attend the meeting of the board of visitors CSmH : Jefferson File.
I meant to have set out this morning for the university, but nearly at the moment of my departure I was arrested by some circumstances which put it out of my power to leave home at this time. I regret it very much indeed as I had a great desire to attend the ensuing meeting of the visitors to see whether any plan can be devised for sustaining the credit of the institution & proceeding with the...
I hasten to say in reply to yours of the 16 th ins t , just rec d , that I am much pleased with the loan authorized by a late act of the Legislature & will confirm it regularly at our April meeting & hope that in the mean time Gen l Cocke & yourself will find it convenient to proceed immediately to authorize the commencement of operations for building the Library & c CSmH : Jefferson File.
My friends here have put me up as a candidate for the Assembly & insist that I shall meet them at the superior Court tomorrow, which I consented to & therefore ask to be excused for failing to attend the board of visitors. I have taken the liberty of enclosing to you $100 which Mr. Clarks Johnston gave to me a few days ago on amount of his subscription to the Central College, which I promised...
Your fav. of the 22 d ins t is this moment rec d & I hasten to say in reply that from it I derive the first information of the intended meeting of the Visitors on the 4 th march & that the state of the roads will render it wholly out of my power to attend. Indeed the condition of the roads is such that I doubt whether the mail will reach Charlottesville before that day, notwithstanding it will...
I had the pleasure last night of rec g your letter of the 15 th ins t . & hasten to say to you that I entirely concur with you in the propriety of making the contemplated purchase of M r Perry & that if it shall be affected, I will as far as my vote goes, confirm it at our next meeting. The mail being about to close I have only time to add that I wish you much health & happiness & DLC : Papers...
I have just had the pleasure of receiving your circular of the 13 th ins t respecting the appointment of Judge Dade as the Law Professor of the University. I know the Judge very well & think him eminently qualified for the station & really will be rejoiced to hear of his acceptance. I hope that our Colleagues will approve the choice & that you will be enabled to issue his commission furnish on...
Your fav. of the 4 th ins t has just been rec d . I can see no impropriety in the reappointment of M r Gilmer to the Law chair of the University. He was our first choice & nothing has occurred that I know of to diminish his claims and if reappointed before our meeting in October, I will then cheerfully unite in ratifying it. Indeed I wish that it may be done, that we may get rid of the...
I regret very much that our Law chair is likely again to be vacant & think with you, that the hopeless situation of the present incumbent, imposes on us the duty of making an immediate selection of a successor. To the expedient which you suggest of making a choice I see no objection excepting that it may be attended with delay & a meeting of the visitors would be liable to the same objection....