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I take the Liberty of addressing you on the present occasion for the purpose of doing away any unfavorable impressions which my necessary detention from Fort St Stephens may make. I have been here several weeks, wishing myself to obtain a passage down the river, but at present have no hope of success, as the water is uncommonly low, even for this season. My situation is such as to preclude the...
Excuse if you please, the liberty I take, in introducing to your acquaintance the Bearer Robert N. Smith , who is the nephew & ward of The Hon ble Hugh Nelson , and charged by that gentleman with some communication to you I am very respectfully Sir. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Feb. 1812 and so recorded in SJL . Thomas Walker...
I at length have the pleasure to announce to you the passage thro the House of Delegates of our Bill for the establishment of the College, and of the Bill for the relief of Cap t Millar The last will make it’s way thro the Senate with much ease; But as to the first, I much doubt whether it will be passed in it’s present shape. It has lost in the H. of D. the section providing for aid from the...
I have been requested by several members of the House of Delegates to ask your attention to the following memorandum & enquiries, and to ask that you will (as soon as convenient,) reply to them, inasmuch as the business before the house depends upon the information they ask. The House of Delegates has created a committee with leave to bring in a bill “to provide an accurate chart of each...
The Commissioners for the “University of Virginia” having been required by law to meet at the tavern in Rockfish gap on the blue ridge , on this first day of August 1818 —the following members attended (to wit) Creed Taylor , Peter Randolph , William Brockenbrough , Archibald Rutherford , Archibald Stuart , James Breckenridge
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...
Th: W. Maury with best respects to Thomas Jefferson Esq r RC ( MHi ); with PoC of TJ to William Davenport, 2 Feb. 1819, on verso; dateline at foot of text; addressed (torn): “ Jefferson Esq r Monticello .” This note presumably covered an enclosure, not found, possibly related to Maury
Herewith you will receive a specimen of Kenawha salt, received by me from Judge Summers with a request that I would present it to you. No uncommon pains were used either in its selection or in the process of making it, inasmuch as I saw it taken from one of many kettles boiling in the same furnace, all of which were of similar quality.—I also send you a specimen of the coal of Western...
My relation William Maury of Liverpool will be here in a few days on his way thro the States of Kentucky, Tennessee Alabama & Mississippi to New. Orleans. I have lately received a letter from him, in which he requested me to ask the favor of you to give him letters to a few of the distinguished men in those states. Should you find it convenient to do so, be good enough to send the letters to...
Enclosed you will receive a paper enclosed to me by M r James Maury of Liverpool, containing some seed of the Melon of Valencia, and addressed to you. My wish & intention was to have presented them in person, but something has always seemed to prevent. He says they are remarkable for combining the properties of the musk & water melon, and are a very delicious fruit. DLC : Papers of Thomas...