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Th:J. to mr Brockenbrough Palladio’s measures of the Fortuna virilis are not in Modules & minutes but in quarter inches of the Vicentina foot, the diameter of the column being 2 f–8½ I or 130 quarter inches which he calls minutes. then 130 ¼ I : 60′ :: 95 ¼ I his projection to 4317/20′ which is the projection of that cornice given by Palladio. Chambray’s drawing of the same temple being...
On Sunday last I recieved a letter from the Governor informing me the balance of the last loan, 30,900 D. was now ready for us and might be drawn for as soon as I should send a bond for it. I executed and inclosed the bond to him the same day, and I presume it went by Tuesday’s mail; I am ready therefore to authorise any draught within that amount that the bursar chuses: and my opinion would...
I transcribe for your information a resolution of the Visitors of the University entered into at their late meeting, to which they recommend your early attention. also a copy of an advertisement to be published in the Enquirer and Central gazette. accept the assurance of my friendship and respect. ViU .
The error of account with Giacomo Raggi may easily be corrected if he should return to this country. but this being doubtful, it may be proper for you to give me a copy of his account as settled and signed by him which I can transmit to Appleton who knows of the payment of the 200.D. and will see that it was not credited in the account. Can you now furnish me with your last half year’s account...
In inclose you a letter recieved yesterday from our engraver in New York. I shall write to Col o Peyton how to dispose of the prints, in the meantime I shall be glad have a remittance of the 150.D. made to mr Maverick which I promised should be done as soon as I should recieve his bill. I am waiting for your acc t Apr. to October, to send our Report to the legislature, as also the estimate of...
I recollect that when at Lynchburg I proposed to mr Gorman to come and engage in our service at the University, I observed to him that there being no buildings as yet or accomodations for workmen, he could have the use of one of the dormitories for awhile. I do not remember that I specified any particular term, and suppose I did not. an indefinite understanding of that kind I should think...
I return you the contract with Dinsmore & Nelson which I approve of for the strong reasons assigned in your letter. I think my colleagues, as well as myself are very desirous of being able at certain stages of the work to ascertain the exact state of our funds, that we may stop where they fail. the having to bring measures from Philadelphia may be some obstruction to that. but I presume we may...
I now return you your papers in the case of mr Coffee. I have maturely considered them and send you the result in a letter to him left open for your perusal in order that there may be no discrepancies between your letter and mine. when perused be so good as to stick a wafer in it and commit it to the Post office. I confess that had I observed the agreem t he inclosed to me and which is...
annexed I give you a copy of a letter I have rec d from mr Oldam s pecifying the charges he means to alledge against you. I can do no more at present than to furnish the copy . on my return from Bedford measures shall be taken for recieving the evidence which shall be adduced on both sides. it can only be however such as will voluntarily offer, at your respective requests; as the visitors...
M r Dinsmore consulted me yesterday on the entablature of the Rotunda & of it’s windows. I reviewed them , and find no reason to substitute any other than that of my original drawing for the main entablature, which was that of Palladio Book. 1. Pl. 26. taking the base however from his plate 23. that of Pl. 25. having too much work as well as that of the Pantheon. I have examined carefully all...