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In compliance with your desire on my departure for the springs I availed myself of a short stay in Charlottesville to enquire into the plan, the progress and prospects of the Central college , which has been sometimes spoken of in your paper. I will give you the result shortly, & so much only as I get from sources to be relied on. A law , it seems, had been past, authorising a board of...
The bearer, mr Edmund Bacon has lived with me twelve years as manager of my farm at Monticello . he goes to the Missouri to look out for lands to which he means to remove. he is an honest, correct man in his conduct and worthy of confidence in his engagements: any information or instruction which any person may give him will be worthily bestowed, and if he should apply particularly to Gov r...
Articles of Agreement entered into this seventh day of November 1818 Between John M Perry of the one part and Nelson Barksdale Proctor of the Central College of the other part Witnesseth, that the said John M Perry for and in consideration of the sums of money hereafter mentioned to be paid him by the said Nelson Barksdale hath granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant,...
To all persons to whom these presents shall come, Nelson Barksdale of the county of Albemarle , Proctor of the Central College within the same county, Greeting. By virtue of the powers granted to me by certain homologous instruments of writing, signed and executed by the sundry subscribers, contributors & founders of the said College , which several instruments are all of the same tenor, and...
John Barnes , In ℀ with Thomas Jefferson Esqr — 1814     Sep r 2 d Of Gibson & Jefferson Rich d recd
At a regular meeting of the Visitors of the Central College on 11th. May 1818, at which Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John H. Cocke, & Joseph C. Cabell, were present, it was agreed, that it being uncertain whether Thomas Cooper would accept the Professorship of Chemistry, in the event of his not doing so, it would be expedient to procure a Professor of Mathematicks. It was also agreed to...
At a meeting of the Visitors of the Central college held at Charlottesville on the 5th. day of May 1817. on a call by three members, to wit, John Hartwell Cocke, Joseph C. Cabell & Th Jefferson, present James Monroe, James Madison, John H. Cocke, and Th: Jefferson. The records of the trustees of the Albemarle academy, in lieu of which the Central college is established, were recieved from...
At a meeting of the Visitors &c. 8. Oct: 1817. Certain letters from Doctor Thos. Cooper to Th: Jefferson, dated Sep. 17. & 19. received since the meeting of yesterday being communicated to the board of Visitors, and taken into consideration with his former letter of Sep. 16. they are of opinion that it will be for the interest of the College to modify the terms of agreement which might be...
At a meeting of the Visitors &c. held at Charlottesville 7. Oct: 1817. On information of the amount of the subscriptions to the Central College, known to be made, and others understood to be so, the board resolves, that the Pavilion now erecting be completed as heretofore directed, with the 20. dormitories attached to it, and that two other pavilions be contracted for and executed the next...
At a called meeting of the Visitors of the Central College, held at the House of Mr. Madison in Orange, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Hartwell Cocke, and Joseph C. Cabell, being present: The plan of the first Pavilion to be erected, and the proceedings thereupon, having been stated and agreed to— It is agreed that application be made to Doctor Knox of Baltimore to accept the...
We The subscribers, Visitors of the Central College, having been specially called to meet on the 26th. day of Feb. 1819, and authorised by the act of the legislature, now in session, for establishing the University of Virginia, to continue the exercise of our former functions, and to fulfill the duties of our successors, Visitors of the sd. University, until their first actual meeting, have...
At a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia at the said University on Monday the 29th. day of March 1819, being the day prescribed by the Governor for their first meeting, James Madison, Joseph C. Cabell, Chapman Johnson, James Breckenridge Robert Taylor, John H. Cocke and Thomas Jefferson attended. The board proceeding to the duties prescribed to them by the act of the General...
At a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia at the sd. University on Monday the 4th. of October 1819. present Thomas Jefferson, Robert Taylor, James Madison, Chapman Johnson & John Hartwell Cocke. Resolved that instead of the Hotel, which had been directed to be built in this present year by the Visitors of the Central College, at their meeting of Feb. 26. & approved by this...
The Commissioners for the University of Virginia having met, as by law required at the tavern in Rockfish gap on the blue ridge , on the 1 st day of August of this present year 1818 , and having formed a board, proceeded on that day to the discharge of the duties assigned to them by the act of the legislature intituled an “act appropriating part of the revenue of the literary fund and for...
University of Virginia. This institution was opened on the 7 th day of March 1825. it embraces a school 1. of antient languages. 2. Modern languages. 3. Mathematics. 4. Natural philosophy. 5. Natural history. 6. moral philosophy. 7. Anatomy and medecine. 8. Law and government, with distinct Professors to each. to be recieved into the school of Antient languages the applicant must be qualified...
At a called meeting of the Visitors of the Central College , held at the House of M r Madison in Orange , Thomas Jefferson , James Madison , John Hartwell Cocke , and Joseph C. Cabell , being present: The plan of the first Pavilion to be erected, and the proceedings thereupon, having been stated and agreed to It is agreed that application be made to Doctor Knox
The late Governor of the Commonwealth having thought proper to confide to us the office of Visitors of the Central College near Charlottesville , under an act of the legislature , establishing as it’s patron, the Governor for the time being, we deem it our duty to report to you our proceedings under that appointment, with the progress & prospects of that institution. The want of a seminary of...
On 31 st March 1818 , I was drawn to Monticello by my duties as a Visitor of the Central College . M r Jefferson then put into my hands for perusal a manuscript covering four and a half sheets of letter paper, entituled Explanations of the 3 volumes in marble paper . It was a commentary written by himself on Marshall ’s life of Washington .
at a meeting of the Visitors & c Certain letters from Doctor Tho s Cooper to Th: Jefferson , dated Sep. 17. & 19. received since the meeting of yesterday being communicated to the board of Visitors , and taken into consideration with his former letter of Sep. 16.
white inhab   Accomac 11,201   Northampton 4,124   Northumberland 4,461   Lancaster 2,480   Richmond 3,036   Westmoreland 4,022  
At a meeting of the Visitors & c held at Charlottesville 7 Oct: 1817. On information of the amount of the subscriptions to the Central College , known to be made, and others understood to be so, the board resolves, that the Pavilion now erecting be completed as heretofore directed, with the 20. dormitories attached to it, and that two other pavilions be contracted for and executed the next...
Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Jefferson Randolph Thomas Jefferson and Samuel Carr—are held & firmly bound unto the President and Masters or Professors of the College of William and Mary in Virginia in the just & full sum of forty nine thousnad, four hundred & ten dollars for the payment whereof well & truly to be made unto them or their successors, we bind ourselves and our...
Articles of Agreement made and concluded this twenty third day of June one thousand eight hundred and seventeen between Alexander Garrett as Proctor of the Central College in Albemarle on the one part and John M. Perry on the other part, Witness, First, that a Pavilion or Schoolhouse being to be built for the said College on one of the lots of land purchased for the s d College of the said
This indenture made on the 23 d day of June 1817. between John Perry & Frances T Perry his wife of the county of Albemarle on the one part and Alexander Garrett proctor of the Central college acting in trust for the sd college on the other part witnesseth that the sd John
Whereas by an Act of the General Assembly for appropriating a part of the revenue of the literary fund to the endowment of an University and for the appointment of Commissioners to enquire & report to the legislature a proper site for the same, the said Commissioners are authorized “to receive any voluntary contributions whether conditional or absolute, whether in land, money, or other...
This Indenture made on the 28 th day of March 1818 between Thomas Jefferson of the one part and Martin Dawson of the other both of the County of Albemarle Witnesseth that the said Thomas in consideration of the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the sd Martin hath given granted bargained and sold unto the said Martin a certain parcel of land in the same County...
Mons r de Laage , a gentleman from France , lately removed to Lynchburg , has lived some time in Charlottesville , where he became known to myself, and greatly esteemed by all for his great worth, his correct and amiable manners. he was in the military line in France , of the most respectable connections & standing there; but by the chances of their various & calamitous revolutions, has been...
M r Divers’s answer . Notes on it. These answers of mr Divers are to be considered as if given under oath of in the usual form tenor , that is to say that whatever facts are stated as of his own knolege , are true; he is incapable of affirming
$3000. Sixty five days after date I promise to pay to Thomas J. Randolph or order, negotiable and payable at the Office of discount and deposit of the United States bank in Richmond without offset Three thousand dollars for value received MS ( MHi ); written on a half sheet in Patrick Gibson ’s hand, signed by TJ. At the date of this document, TJ was still at Warm Springs , not monticello ....
I have duly recieved, my dear friend and General, your letter of the 1 st from Philada, giving us the welcome assurance that you will visit the neighborhood which, during the march of our enemy near it, was covered by your shield from his robberies and ravages. in passing the line of your former march you will experience pleasing recollections of the good you have done. my neighbors too of our...
Th: Jeffe r son asks the favor of mr H u ntington to dine with hi m on Sunday ensuing. RC ( DNDAR ); dateline at foot of text; damaged at crease. Not recorded in SJL . William Huntington (b. ca. 1794), merchant, educator, and Episcopal lay preacher, was a native of Connecticut who moved to
I have to thank you for the 2 d vol of your translation of Botta which I recieved with your favor of the 5 th on my return home after a long absence. I join mr Adams heartily in good wishes for the success of your labors, and hope they will bring you both profit & fame. you have certainly rendered a good service to your country; & when the superiority of the work over every other on the same...
The kindness of the motive which led to the request of your letter of the 14 th inst. and which would give some value to an article from me, renders compliance a duty of gratitude. knowing nothing more moral, more sublime more worthy of your preservation than David’s description of the good man, in his 15 th psalm, I will here transcribe it, from Brady and Tate’s version. Lord, who’s the happy...
¶ From Thomas Jefferson. Letter not found. 2 June 1820 . Enclosed in Dolley Madison to Lewis J. Cist, 4 July 1842 ( DLC : Dolley Madison Papers).
Mine of Feb. 18. informed you I had desired mr Gibson to remit you 100.D. on account which he writes me he has done. the object of the present is to let you know I shall set out for Bedford the 10 th of April & be back by the 10 th of May which may govern you in sending the proof sheets of Tracy . I shall hope on my return to find my Tacitus here.
Meeting casually with the 2 d of the Dissertations prefixed to the Supplement of the Encyclopaedia, by Playfair , I observe that you have before printed the 1 st and are proceeding to print the rest. I ask the favor of you to send me those already printed, and the others as they shall come out. I see on the covers of the 2 d your notice of some books you have for sale, among which are those...
I am very glad you have engaged mr Southall to assist us in the affairs of the Univ y and following his and mr Carr’s counsel implicitly you cannot go wrong. accding to the opn of these gent. the one in writing the other expressed to me verbally I observe that the following proceedings may be instituted against Mosby & Draffen, if they have license 1 . prosecute them for the forfeiture of 30.d...
Enactments to be proposed to the Visitors of the University of Virginia, for constituting, governing & conducting that institution. 1. In the University of Virginia shall be instituted, for the present 8. professorships, to wit, 1. of Antient languages. 2. Modern languages. 3. Mathematics. 4. Natural Philosophy. 5. Natural history. 6. Anatomy. 7. Moral philosophy. 8. Law. 2. In the school of...
I learn with deep affliction that nothing is likely to be done for our University this year. so near as it is to the shore that one shove more would land it there, I had hoped that would be given; and that we should open with the next year an institution on which the fortunes of our country depend more than may meet the general eye. the reflections that the boys of this age are to be the men...
Your favor of the 25 th mr Law’s of the 24 th and mr Appleton’s were all recieved the day before yesterday when the two Sculptors also arrived: on information of the calls to which you had been subjected on account of the University of Virginia., our Proctor happening to be in Richmond, I forwarded to him an order to recieve 840. D. from the treasury of the state, and requested mr Nicholas to...
It may be of service to the Visitors of the University to possess a statement of the quota of taxes payable into the treasury by the several counties respectively. that being the ratio of the distribution of their portions of the literary fund to the primary schools we may have occasion to make use of it. I presume you possess such a statement, and therefore ask the favor of you to furnish me...
Since my return, I have enquired into the state of my canal, and my manager tells me he thinks it will be a month before it will be finished. altho I wished the water to be brought to the place before you should see it, yet if you put off coming as long as your own convenience will possibly admit, it will be so far advanced as that you will be able to judge what geer will best suit the place....
I have but a single acquaintance at the University of Cambridge. he is Professor of Belles lettre there and with him my intimacy is such that I am sure he my recommndn will engage his friendly attentions. I inclose you a letter to him and am happy in the oppy of being useful to you. as mr Towels is to go with your son I thot it best to name both which be so good as to ment n to mr. T. the...
I sincerely regret that we happen to see the same subject in lights so very different, with respect to the mill . but the rent of a real property must, you know, be a fixt thing. as it’s original cost cannot be varied, so the interest or rent on that cannot vary with daily and transient occurrences, and especially on a lease for time. it is easy to reduce a rent, but impossible to raise it...
The inclosed letter from our antient friend Tenche Coxe came unfortunately to Monticello after I had left it and has had a dilatory passage to this place where I recieved it yesterday and obey it’s injunction of immediate transmission to you. we should have recognised the stile even without a signature and altho so written as to be much of it indecypherable. this is a sample of the effects we...
Your letter of Sep. 11., original and duplicate, was recieved a few days ago, and I have notice that the books arrived at New York with the letters. I propose, the ensuing year to employ the annual sum I devote to these objects in an importation from London of some English books which I have long wanted; and therefore shall intermit the application of that year to you—as I very much desire...
The box of books came to hand the evening before last in good order, and I this day send to mr Lietch the 8. copies of Tracy & 3. of the Gardening books. I shall be glad to recieve without delay the statement of my account with you, the amount of which shall be promptly remitted. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Long indulgence by your predecessors in the direction of the department of State in the privilege of getting my letters to Europe put under the same cover with their the official dispatches of the department has encoraged me to ask the same favor of you. my increasing aversion to writing will be a security against any abuse of this favor. on this ground I take the liberty of inclosing a letter...
I have just now recieved your favor of Jan. 30. and confirm, by my belief, mr Jay’s criticism on the passages quoted from Botta. I can answer for it’s truth from this state Southwardly, and Northwardly, I believe, to New York, for which state mr Jay is himself a competent witness. what, Eastward of that, might be the dispositions towards England before the commencement of hostilities I know...
I have duly received your favor of the 11 th with the description it covered of the Otsego Basse. born and bred among mountains, I have had less opportunity of becoming acquainted with the fishy tribe, however interesting, than with any other the objects of natural history. I should expect that the great inland seas of our country, insulated as they are, would furnish many examples of...