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The Commissioners for the University of Virginia having met, as by law required at the tavern in Rockfish gap on the blue ridge , on the 1 st day of August of this present year 1818 , and having formed a board, proceeded on that day to the discharge of the duties assigned to them by the act of the legislature intituled an “act appropriating part of the revenue of the literary fund and for...
To the President & Directors of the Literary fund . In obedience to the act of the legislature of Virginia , intituled ‘an act establishing an University ’ & enjoining on the Rector & Visitors thereof ‘to make report annually to the President & Directors of the Literary fund (to be laid before the legislature at their next succeeding session) embracing a full account of the disbursements, the...
I have had the pleasure of receiving yours of the 4th. inst. with the Charlottesville post mark of the 15th. a few days ago & would have immediately answered it if I could have done so satisfactorily. The delay has arisen from the apprehension of not being able to get a conveyance for the clover seed. I can spare the quantity you want (10 busls.) from my own crop but I dread the uncertainty &...
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 on the subject of the university & witness the progress of the buildings, that I might be better enabled to advocate its claims on Legislative...
Having recd. a letter from Mr. Gordon saying that it would not be in his power to take the 10 busls. of clover seed to you in time, I immediately ordered that with an adl. quantity to be for[th]with sent to me here & as there is at this time a sufficient tide in the river to enable boats to navigate with safety, flatter myself that it soon be here. The moment it arrives I will write you....
Your favr. of the 12th. inst. was this moment recd. & I hasten to say in reply to it that your declining to receive the C. seed I promised, will subject me to no sort of inconvenience. I am indeed glad that you have met with an oppo. of obtaining a supply elsewhere. Your Fd. & Sert. RC ( DLC ).
At a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia at the said University on monday the 3 d of April 1820 , present Thomas Jefferson , James Madison , James Breckenridge , John H. Cocke , and Joseph C. Cabell .
Immediately on the rect. of your fav. by Mr. Harrison I wrote to Mr. Johnson, assenting to the appointment of Mr. H. as the successor of Mr. Long & this moment have recd. Mr. Johnson’s answer saying that Mr. Cabell, Mr. Loyall, Genl. Cocke & himself were opposed to the appointment, so that Mr. H. is not appointed. It is of the first importance to the success of the institution, that we should...