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I contracted with Mr Philip Sturtevant for the carving of the Composite Capitals for the library room at $30 each amounting to the sum of $1200 as appears from Letter No 1 accompanying this—from his letter of the 1st Jany. No 2 you will find he is not satisfied with the contract and asks more pay—I informed him I would not take the responsibility of paying him more than the contract calls for...
I have been called on by the professors for smoke houses, wood yards &c, but from the present state of the funds it is evident nothing can be done for them, with respect to their houses and enclosures is it not intended by the Visitors that they should keep them in order at their individual expence and not at the expense of the institutionl, having had a little difference with a member of the...
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?...
Total Number of Students during the Session of 1827.8.———131— I recd. a letter from Mr Trist pr last mail requesting me to send you aggregate number of matriculations the last session. The State of the schools was before sent which included the students attending Dr Dn. on Medical Jurisprudence With great respect your Ob Sevt RC (DLC) .
As the time for the meeting of the Visitors will soon be here, arrangements must be made for their accommodation, it would give me great pleasure to know your wishes on the subject. Two Pavilions will be vacant the One formerly occupied by Mr. Bonnycastle and the one now occupied by Mr Long one or both can be fitted up as is most agreeable to you—The Horses of the Visitors can be provided for...
At the approaching meeting of the Visitors may I ask the favor of you & Mrs Madison to make my house your home. We have one comfortable lodging room and nothing will give Mrs Brockenbrough & myself more pleasure than to make you and Mrs Madison comfortable whilst you are here—If from indisposition or any other cause, we should be deprived of the pleasure of your company, be pleased to tender...
After the resignation of Major Spottswood I appointed Mr John N Rose Hotel Keeper. But as Mr Rose was not entirely prepared to take charge of the Hotel immediately, I have made an arrangement with him, that Major Spottswood should continue as Hotel Keeper untill the end of this Session. He is then to be appointed and to take charge of one of the Hotels with the approbation of the Board of...
May I ask the favor of your advise, how to act on the subject of the board of the Students in consiquence of the suspension of the exercises of the schools at the University from the 6th February to the 1st of April—Up to what time should board be required of the Student? In most cases where I have settled since this suspension—I have retained board for the month of February, and only required...
As the time is near at hand for the meeting of the Visitors, permit me to apprize you of the arrangement I propose, making for accommodation of yourself and other Visitors. If you have not made other arrangements—Mrs Gray will provide a comfortable room in her house for you & Mrs M. Col: Monroe will probably take a room at my house two rooms will be fitted up in pavilion No 7 as lodging rooms...
My anxiety to get the Rotunda portico finished induced me to make the purchase of a Stone cutter, of the Executor of Mr Jefferson– a fellow that served his time here with Gorman the Stone cutter that executed all the work at the University, I think him capable of executing the work of the Steps very well, and have set him to working them, there is now about 170 or 80 feet worked— perhaps I...