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Not a single samel brick to be used not more than 2 bots in ten bricks the bond to be header & stretcher through the whole thickness and in every course of bricks to be solidly grouted the cement ⅔ sand & ⅓ lime sand the wall to be ½ a brick thicker than in the drawings to be added inside—the outer bricks uniform in colour and of the colour of Pavilions 2 and 4—the brick work to be contracted...
A paper was put into my hands a few days since desiring me to make two distinct proposals relative to the proctorship to the University— 1 st What salary I should require to superintend the buildings at the University with the advantage (exclusively) of boarding the students so soon as a Hotel could be built for that purpose, the fare at which to be prescribed by the visitors, the Proctor to...
I expected to have had the pleasure of delivering the enclosed letters in person, but unexpected business has prevented it, if there is any prospect of my being usefully & profitably employed at the University you will please inform me—If materials are easily come at I would probably become a large under taken, the salary of the Proctor alone I fear would not be a sufficient inducement and...
Will you do me the favor if not attended with too much inconvenience to send me down this evening or in the morning early the dimentions of the East range of Pavilions I wish to lay them off before I return to Rich d , or must I be governed by the size of Pavilion N o 1 which you handed me? I think we had better employ stone cutters by the piece & not by the day, by advertising the quantity of...
I must again trouble you on the subject of the University. In making the contracts for the brick work, I had placed the undertakers upon the same footing, but M r Perry objects to it stating that the payment is not agreeable to his propositions which Runs Thus “and the brick work for the said buildings the same that Gen l Cocke paid Whitelaw, making an allowance for the difference in hawling...
I have rec d your letter of the 27 th and shall attend to the contents—M r Ware writes me from Philadelphia that the vessel he intends coming round in will sail on the 26 th I look for him daily and shall accompany him and his brickmakers &c up, or be there about the same time, he states, Stone cutters can be had for $1.50 ⅌ day by paying their expences from Philadelphia to the University, I...
Your two letters p r the last mail is this moment rec d (5 OClock P.M.) the one enclosing a Df t on the President of the literary fund for eight hundred and forty dollars shall be attended as soon as possible, I should have been with you ’ere this but for the hope and expectation of the arrival of M r Ware and his hands, at any rate I shall be with you by the 8 th CSmH : Jefferson File.
Your favor is handed by your servant, the remitance of 45 Dollars to M r Perkins of Baltimore shall be attended to—I am sorry to hear of the cause of your detention, but am much pleased at your being still at Monticello—M r Michael has not shown much disposition towards making an experiment in this stone not having touched it in making arrangements for their board &c, they have expressed much...
Your two favors of the 28 th and 29 th have both followed me to Richmond where I am endeavouring to get my family and effects up to the University as soon as possible. nothing but the rivers being almost dry and the great scarcity of of Waggons has prevented my being fixed up there in some way or other, (for M r Perry has not yet given up the house)—I shall this evening write up to M r Garrett...
I arrived here on the 25 th with my family and as M r Perry will not give up the house yet I am under the necessity of boarding them at M r Laports untill I can get possession, it is attended with considerable inconvenience and expence— I this evening received your letter of the 17 th with the inclosures—M r Gorman arrived yesterday I shall employ him, as the stone cutters we have know but...