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This letter will be delivered to you by M r Arthur Brockenbrough , who I anxiously hope you will be able to employ on some terms or other, I wish it most on your account, as I am sure he wou’d save you much trouble & vexation. I enclose two notes which you will be so good as to endorse & return to me by the mail. RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Mar. 1819 and so recorded in SJL . RC (...
I take the liberty to introduce to you the bearer, M r Arthur S: Brockenbrough . He goes up to see whether his services will be needed by the trustees of the university , and whether it would be worth his while to leave his occupations here. He is a man of great respectability. He was regularly bred a house-joiner, and has, I beleive, a good taste in architecture, of which the new banks in...
I expected to have had the pleasure of delivering the enclosed letters in person, but unexpected business has prevented it, if there is any prospect of my being usefuly usefully & profitably employed at the University you will please inform me , — If materials are easily come at I would probably become a large undertaker, the Salary of the Proctor alone I fear would not be a sufficient...
I have recieved a letter from Philadelphia which very much affects our arrangements for this year. mr Ware on whom we relied to come himself and brick bring brickmakers & layers to do a whole range of buildings was it seems under embarrassing circumstances, & on it’s being known that he was coming here, he was arrested by his creditors & was in jail at the date of the letter. what are we to...
I have great pleasure in informing you that mr Ware is arrived. he tells me he was arrested by creditors & detained some time. he says he has secured as many bricklayers, brickmakers & house joiners as we can find work for, that they are glad to come at our prices, and will be ready to come off at once on his writing back what work we can give them. I des I told him what I had written to you ;...
Will you do me the favor if not attended with too much inconvenience to send me down this evening or in the morning early the dimentions of the East range of Pavilions I wish to lay them off before I return to Rich d , or must I be governed by the size of Pavilion N o 1 which you handed me? I think we had better employ stone cutters by the piece & not by the day, by advertising the quantity of...
As it is but lately concluded to commence the Eastern range of pavilions, I h & Dormitories I have not prepared the plans, nor shall I be at leisure to turn to that business till the week after the ensuing one. but those pavilions will vary so little from the dimensions last given, & those of N o I. II. III. of the Western range that if the foundations are dug to that, the trimming them to...
I must again trouble you on the subject of the University — In making the contracts for the brick work, I had placed the undertakers upon the same footing, but M r Perry objects to it stating that the payment is not agreeable to the his propositions which runs thus “and the brick work for the said buildings the same that Gen l Cocke paid Whitelaw
Your letter of the 7 th was recieved in due time. mr Perry is entitled to what we agreed to, not to what he proposed . we agreed that Gen l Cocke ’s bargain with Whately should be ours. that was that he was to find all and do all for 11 ¼
Will you be so good as to drop me a line the moment the Philadelphia workmen arrive, informing me when they may be expected here, as it might induce me to put off my departure until I see them fixed here. Perry has promised to have dormitories for the master workmen and Cellars ready for the others which was my promise. I salute you with friendship & respect. RC ( ViU: TJP-PP ); dateline at...