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M r Nelson has come over to do the work of Pavilion N o 5 – Before I knew of it was your and General Cocke s intention that M r Nelson should
In obedience to the order of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia , requiring of the Proctor “an estimate of the whole cost of completing ten pavilions, with their appendages, the number deemed necessary for the proper accommodation of the whole number of Professors contemplated by the Legislature , five hotels, and dormitories in number depending on the number of Students who...
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...
In settling some business with M r Garrett to day I find (for the first time I have known it) $200— paid to M r Giacomo Raggi which is that am t more than he should have recieved—- In your statement (to M r Garrett) of M r Appletons acc t May 8 h 1822. You state it thus Proceeds of former remittance $1239 .00 to be paid to Giacomo Raggi 200
The above statement shows the situation of Funds of the University of Virginia to the 31 st March 1826 without breaking in upon the Annuity or borrowing we can’t possibly get on with the buildings and other expences would it not be practicable to borrow $25,000 by pledging, about $3000 of the annuity to pay the interest and the gradual redemption of the Principal? By the fall if the Buildings...
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 RC
I am sorry I was out of place yesterday when you were here, as I wished to see and take your, wishes & opinion on several subjects, Viz. 1 st On the propriety of substituting tin gutters for Wood over the Dormitories & Flat roofed Pavilions — it takes 26 Feet of gutter to go over the dormitory & that at about 25 cents p r foot for Materials & workmanship will cost $6.50 for each gutter— a box...
* The late heavy drafts to pay the freight and other charges on the Marble Bases & Capitels from Italy for the Rotunda, has reduced the funds of the Institution so that nothing remains but the Library & Apparatus fund—The Professors will now all want money in a few days, shall I borrow of that fund to supply their wants? to be replaced when the annuity of 1826 is rec d —. – As soon as...
I herewith return you M r Dawsons Sketch Balance Sheet of the Books of the University of Virginia up to the 1 st of October corrected, the error was not in the books as was supposed by M r Dawson, but in the Balance Sheet taken by M r Watson, to whom I pointed out the error on wednesday last. the books are balanced up to the 1 st Oct: within one quarter of a cent. most respectfully P.S. I will...
Captain Perry wishes to raise about $2000.00 to meet his engagements with a M r Lewis a gentleman of Kentucky who is now in the neighbourhood waiting on him—the Bursar being without funds he has no chance of obtaining that sum unless you will be so obliging as to give the Bursar a draft on the President & directors of the Literary fund for the am t wanted, I have no wish to draw the value of...