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I should have acknowledg’d the receipt of your Note covering the draft on Mr Peyton for tuition of your Grandsons for the Sess. ending 19 th Dec r 1824, but my occupations have not allow’d me a moments leisure. With this acknowledgment my thanks are due for your kind attention to my pressing necessity. Benj n & Lewis have commenc’d their course quite in earnest & are progressing happily in...
A class in preparation for the University, commences its studies with me tomorrow: should you require any attention to James, either in Arithmetic or Prosody I shall be happy in seeing him at the School room as soon as convenient—The regular course of my School will be resum’d on Monday next .—The charge for James will be only for the time he attends, before going to the University. MHi .
In closing the present session of my school it gives me real pleasure to be able to inform you of the uniform good conduct of your grand sons during the year past. They have all been obedient & industrious & their progress & improvement have been such as I trust will prove highly satisfactory to you. in addition to the revision of his Greek & Latin Grammar, has read about two books in the N...
Knowing the deep & truly paternal interest which you take in the improvement & future prospects of your Grand Children, will you permit me to tender to Lewis, thro’ yourself, my attentions to his studies during the Vacation of about four weeks which commences tomorrow. It will give me pleasure to meet him at my house every Morning at 8 O’clock & to receive from him such recitations as he may...
You will regret to learn that Mrs Southall is no more. She died last Evening between 9 & 10 OClock.— The family are much distress’d, but otherwise as well as could be expected.— You will recollect that Mrs Southalls child who died about a year ago was buried at y r Monticello’ Burying Ground, & the object of this communication is to ascertain in behalf of this afflicted family if it would be...
My school being too small this session to permit any sufficient inducement for the continuance of Mr Hern in the establishment, he is about to leave Town with a view to a situation elsewhere. My engagements to Mr Hern pledge me for one half of the whole amount of tuition, which circumstance together with my almost sole dependance upon my school for the necessities of my family, compel me,...
The Bearer of this, is Mr Reeder, & his object in calling on you is to recommend himself to your favorable influence in the Military appointment for the University for which he has offer’d himself, a candidate.— Of his qualifications I do not feel myself competent to judge, but from my own observation & the remarks of others I have no doubt of his being possess’d in a high degree of all of...
It seems to be my duty to suspend for a few days the operations of my little School in order to attend the Convention. We shall lose about eight days which I shall require to be return’d by a deduction from the period of vacation sh d I give any—Lewis’ progress is as usual, rapid—Benj n is improving very fast & James has surmounted the greatest obstacles that oppos’d his improvement in Greek....
Benjamin has gone thro’ & revis’d the full course prescrib’d in order to be ing admitted into the Mathematical Class at the University, & from a conversation which I had a few days since with mr Key, I imagine the present is the best time that will offer during the session at the University for his entering there. Mr Keys’ Class are now entering upon Geometry, & he advises students who intend...
I take the liberty to enclose to you three letters the purport of which you will percieve. Mr Lucas’ prices seem to be lowest.— We are anxious to go into operation as soon as practicable tho’ it be only on a small scale. Only about 70$ have as yet been collected, but it seems to be the opinion that enough to make the amount 250$ might be added to it in a few days, which will be about half the...