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Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Girardin and informs him that he has with great pleasure written the letter to mr Chandson which was desired, and has sent it to himself by mail directly, and he salutes mr Girardin with friendship and respect. PPAmP : Thomas Jefferson Letters.
Your favor of Aug. 12. is duly recieved, covering the letter of mr Reynolds and some printed sheets containing solutions of Mathematical questions by him. these last I re-inclose presuming he would wish to keep possession of them. on the subject of Professors we are unable to say a word. the University has contracted a great debt, by permission of the legislature, for the repayment of which...
I recieved, on my return from Bedford your favor of the 5 th on the subject of a bookstore proposed by a friend of yours to be established at Charlottesville. I have been applied to by several booksellers, and have declined giving an opinion on the subject to any, because it would be matter of regret to have contributed to encorage an experiment, were it to prove unsuccesful. my own intention...
Your favor of June 6. came safely to hand with the volume containing the Discourse of Descamps on the utilities of drawing which I have read with great pleasure, and now return. I found in the same vol. one or two other pieces of real merit: particularly the letter of Guingené to the frothy declaimer Chateaubriand, which is one of the finest pieces of irony and of polite persifflage I have...
Your favor of Oct. 27. came to hand while G l La Fayette is with us. I took an early occn to inform him of your wish to write memoirs of him , and my opn that he would be satisfied with what you would do. he expressed a disposn entirely favble but did not give any positive answer, he will be at Baltimore in the course of this month when you will have an oppty of conversing with him, or if not...
I am uncertain whether you know that you have been anticipated in the translation of Botta. the first information I had of it was the reciept of the 1 st vol. three days ago from the translater mr Geo. A. Otis. it is to be in 3. v. 8 vo and the 2 d & 3 d are promised as fast as they can be printed. should you consider this as a release from that labor, I should hope you would give the time it...
When it was determined in March last that the whole of the funds of the University, which could be commanded during the present year, should be applied to the preparation of accomodations for the reception of professors and students, the friends of the institution thought it very important that a classical school, in the mean time, should be established at Charlottesville, for the preparation...
Your letter of the 6 th came but lately to hand. I cheerfully comply with the request it conveyed of writing to the President on the subject of the Librarian’s office. I accordingly inclose a letter to him, stating truths to which I bear witness ever with pleasure; & I shall be the happier if the position should befriend the publication of the rest of your history. Our University is going on...
I recieved last night your favor of the 11 th and now forward you the Volume of Botta in which are the speeches supposed to have been made in Congress on the question of independance, but which never were made there. the selection of these as specimens of the work for the public, is a most unlucky one, giving fiction as a specimen of fact. it is exactly the part of the work which has given...
Your favor of the 16 th with the 2. vols of Botta are safely recieved, and I am much pleased to learn that you still contemplate the completion of your history of Virginia. the sale of the 1 st vol. was undoubtedly damped by the wretched style of paper and print in which it was published: and I cannot but believe that, with more attention to this, the entire work compleated would ultimately...
Your favor of the 1 st is recieved and I am happy to learn that you are settled so much to your satisfaction, and I hope that your institution will feel the good effects of your superintendance. I know of no collection of papers relative to our University in 8 vo as you describe. some years ago there was a small pamphlet of some early projects on that subject. a few of these only were...
I have a grandson, Francis Eppes whom I should be very glad to have put under your tuition the present year, and I have written to his father, mr John W. Eppes to request his assent to it. in the mean time it is necessary for me to be able to assure him that you can recieve him, & also to state to him the terms of your school a cousin of his goes also with him, as they are inseparable, and...
Your letter of the 13 th never came to hand till yesterday evening, and as mr Hall presses you in time I lose none in forwarding you the 1 st vol. of Botta. if you should conclude to translate it, the other volumes shall be sent successively as they shall be wanting. Botta gives a list of the authorities he consulted: but in fact has chiefly followed Marshal & often merely translated him in...
M. De Laage did me the favor to call on me with your’s of Mar. 2. I was happy to recieve him, and, as a commencement of intercourse I requested him to dine with us; but he was on his departure on a journey to Buckingham , and soon after his return, I sat out for Bedford from whence I am but just now returned. I shall soon now I hope find occasion to shew my respect to for M. De Laage and for...
Your favors of May 30. and June 5. are recieved with the article respecting J. Q. Adams which I am glad to possess. of the works you think of translating, Botta would sell best; next to this Dumeril . Bezout altho of very high value would probably find purchasers only in the higher schools, and would be slow in extending even to them. but it is very desirable it should be introduced there....