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By the politeness of M r Coolidge of this city, I have recently received an application to supply your University with such Books as may be wanted for Your course of studies, when in operation. I rejoice for the republic of letters, that an Institution of this description is to be established in the ancient dominion, independent of all personal advantages, I may receive. I have for many years...
We received your esteemed favor of the 6 th inst. & in reply would state, that we will readily comply with the suggestion, to procure all such Books as may be wanted for your institution, upon its first opening, & of sending an agent to Charlottesville, by way of experiment. We think this will be the best method, as it will thereby give us an opportunity of judging of the expediency of forming...
Know all Men by these Presents, That I William Hilliard of Cambridge in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bookseller as principal and Samuel H Walley of Boston in the County of Suffolk and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Esq r Merchant as surety are holden and stand firmly bound and obliged unto Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the County of Albemarle and state of...
I have prepared & send by mr. Cooledge, a Bond for the fulfilment of the contract made on the 8 th of April last. M r C. I presume will satisfy you respecting the sufficiency of the security. I would take the liberty of suggesting the expediency of making the deposit of the money, either at the branch bank in Boston, or the parent Bank in Philadelphia, as the U.S. Bills payable in Richmond are...
We now send you case No. 6, containing the Books from the College Library & other works upon American History. Also, a few works of English & French Literature. We find it very difficult at , to procure American History, & it must be some time before we can complete this branch of the collection—As opportunities offer, we shall avail ourselves of them. We are sorry that any disatisfaction...
I wrote a few days since, informing you that one of our house would probably visit Charlottesville in a few days; since which, I have received information of his inability to proceed so far. I have therefore concluded, as soon as the roads are settled & the season opens to proceed to that place in person, to determine what arrangements can be made in regard to the supply of the institution...
We received yours of the 9th inst. & regret to hear that any indisposition should have prevented your devoted attention to the object, which has already received so much of your fostering care, & which must, in no considerable degree, feel the want of its continuance. The order for the periodical works, will be immediately forwarded to England & the continent, as also that, for the Tables of...
Y r fav r of the 31 st Ult. address d to our M r H. was rec d in due Course M r Hilliard left for V a last week & will proby be at Charlottsville about the 20 th inst; we shipped, Cases [GRAPHIC IN MANUSCRIPT] 5.6/ German [GRAPHIC IN MANUSCRIPT] 8. 9. 10/ English
We regret to state, that previous to the reception of your last, our orders to Europe had all been completed and forwarded. The Books mentioned as having been received from England shall be countermanded, & if received in season, they will not be sent. It is unfortunate that you ordered the new edition of Stephens, by subscription, as copies are frequently sold much below the subscription...
Yours of the 22 d ult. is at hand. The Saxon Books have been ordered from England, & will be received early in Autumn. I sent to New–York & Philadelphia for Turner’s History of the Anglo-Saxons, Brodie’s History of the Stuarts, & Lingards History of England, & could procure only the latter, which is now in the hands of the Binder, & will be forwarded as soon as bound. In binding it will cost...