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Your Communication of the 20 th Sept r has been received & laid before the Directors . It is their wish to have a personal conference with You on the matter in agitation, & for this purpose they have appointed a meeting of their body at Shadwell Mills on Wednesday the 17 th Instant. I am instructed to request Your presence at that time & place by the hour of 12 o.Clock. RC ( MHi ); notation by...
I submitted the Indenture I recieved from you to the Directors at a meeting which they held a few days ago since, when all were present. tho’ none of them had attempted a similar instrument, it was generally determined that yours, in several parts, was exceptionable. I was instructed to draw up one from yours, according to their ideas of what would be right; which I now inclose together with...
With the greatest care I could use, I do not think I have saved more than half my Benni seed, and that I have not been able to clean to my satisfaction, such as it is tho, amounting to not quite a Bushell, I have sent you & hope you will be able to obtain from it such a sample of oil as will encourage us to prosecute the cultivation—If you can devise any mode to clean it better I would...
M r J. Randolph has just shewn me an extract of a letter from Col Monroe to yourself respecting an anonymous communication which has been sent to the Editor of the Enquirer &c &c. I am very certain that neither of the Directors or myself had any agency or knowledge of this transaction. On the contrary I have the best reasons to believe the communication was furnished by no other person than...
By the above extract you will see the course which the Directors have determined finally to pursue. this may surprise you perhaps after the last conference which you held together, as they then thought the canal would afford the best course, and seemed to accede to the propositions you made. but upon further consideration of all the circumstances, the responsability which would attach to them...
I think you mentioned that you would recieve & store any corn for the Rivanna Company that they would have ground in your Mill . Under this impression I have contracted to have some delivered there in the course of a day or two, & other parcels hereafter, & I have taken the liberty to mention it to you in this way, in order that you may instruct your Miller or whoever is to receive it in case...
I have taken the liberty of sending You the enclosed “ Projet of a Law to encourage the raising of Sheep” in the hope that you will lend your attention to the Subject, improve upon, or modify the Scheme, & assist us to in trying to obtain its passage by the next legislature . The principal features I have taken from the Pennsylvania Dog Law, as it is mentioned by Judge Peters in the Memoirs of...
The directors of the Rivanna company intend to recommence their operations on Monday next Their first essay will be at the Milton falls, where they have determined to make a sluice around the Island in preference to improving the sluice one which y r self & M r Jefferson have attempted. This course they deem much more practicable in the execution, & much safer for the passage of boats, on...
Albemarle county to wit An Inquisition for the Commonwealth , indented & taken on the lands between the town of Milton & the Rivanna river , parcel of those formerly the property of Bennet Henderson deceased, and since held by his widow in right of dower and his sons John , James L. and Charles , in the parish of S
To the General assembly of Virginia, The petition of the subscribers members of the Rivanna Company respectfully represents—that by an act passed the 30 th day of December 1806 they were incorporated for the purpose of extending the navigation of the Rivanna River from the town of Milton to Moores ford opposite charlottsville , That under that act they proceeded to subscribe Money & appoint...