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[ Annapolis, 1 Feb. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Watson. TMR’s phaeton—list of work—provisions—my return home—will get watch, drawing instruments, clothes when I go to Phila—write to me.” Not found.]
It has been in contemplation for some time to establish a College some where near Charlottesville , of which I presume you have been apprised by the reciept of a Commission from the Governor appointing you one of the 6. Visitors. a first meeting of the Visitors is extremely urgent, to recieve from our predecessors what belongs to the institution, and to set it in motion. no person being...
A letter, of which the inclosed is a copy, was addressed to you on the day of it’s date, but misdirected both as to your Christian name and post office by the mistake of a friend who happened to be here. I send a duplicate therefore and renew urgently my request that you will be so good as to come here the day or evening before; as you will meet mr Madison , General Cocke , & mr Cabell here,...
The promptitude and success with which our subscription has advanced, render the immediate decision necessary of some questions respecting the system for our college which I had expected might have laid over to our periodical meeting in September. Gen l Cocke & myself had agreed to go to mr Madison’s on Friday the 25 th . last night he wrote me he would bring mr Cabell also; and last night too...
letters recieved last night from mr Cooper render a meeting of the visitors immediately indispensable, or all done yesterday comes to nothing. if you will be so good as to be at Monticello by ten aclock I will endeavor to detain mr Madison till that hour & to get Colo Monroe to meet you there as a halfway house. Accept my friendly & respectful salutations. RC (
A report to the Governor having been agreed on at our last meeting, and it’s materials being chiefly in my possession, I have presumed to make a draught, and now send it for your consideration. if approved as it is, be so good as to sign it; if any material alteration be thought necessary, if such as not to deface the paper be so good as to make it & sign, if it deface the paper I must request...
The act for establishing the University being now past and authorising the Visitors of the Central College to continue to exercise their functions until the actual meeting of their successors, which will not be till the 29 th of March, it has become indispensable to have a meeting. there are measures requiring the authority of a board, which if delayed to that date would lose us a whole year....