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I am glad to learn from your letter of the 26th. Inst. that your troublesome complaint is, at the least, mitigated I do not think it would be advisable, in any other manner, than by the Sulphur Water, to attempt to remove the itching, as I should be afraid, that by any sudden repercussion of the irritation it might be transferred to organs of greater consequence. The internal use of the...
It is my intention to quit this place, to which I shall ever be attached by many tender associations, on the 14th Inst., and I hope to be able to take leave of Mrs. Madison and yourself on that day. Our intention is to proceed to Dr. Terrill’s the same evening, so that our visit can be but short. Brief as it may be, I cannot willingly forego the pleasure of calling at Montpellier before I quit...
My friend Dr Patterson & myself have arranged our University matters in such sort as to be able to pay a hurried visit to his Daughter on the Rappahannock; where we shall pick up Miss Leiper, who will return with us to the University. It is my earnest desire to pay my respects to you, and Dr. Patterson & Miss Leiper will probably accompany me. We shall be at Montpellier on Tuesday the 2d....
I have this day received a Communication from the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland, informing me, that, at their meeting of the 9th Inst; they had unanimously appointed me Professor of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, Hygiene and Medical Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Physic in that Institution. In laying before you my resignation of the Chair I now hold in the...
"Professor Davis begs of me to express to you officially his desire to occupy my Pavilion & grounds when I leave the University. May I beg of you to let his desire be placed before the Visitors at such time as you may think proper. It will be to my Interest, that he should take possession of it, but this ought not perhaps to be regarded." I have not heard for some time of your state of health:...
Mr Trist requested me to forward to you the accompanying Treatise on Cholera by the delegates, appointed by the French Government to examine into the Disease in Russia & Germany: and he at the same time begged me to ask you to be good enough to forward it to him after you have perused it. It is one of the most unpretending and satisfactory accounts of this Pest which I have seen. If the second...
Will you do me the favor to accept of the inclosed selfpointing pencil, the lead of which you will find in a small compartment at the end—and to believe me, dear Sir, With the greatest respect & esteem, Faithfully yours, RC (DLC) .
The last accounts from Montpellier not representing you as in perfect health, I shall endeavour to visit you on Sunday morning next, when I expect the Stage will deposit me at the Mill. May I request the favor of you to allow a Servant to meet me there. Under anxious hopes of finding you much restored: and with my kindest & most respectful regard to Mrs Madison, believe me, dear Sir, with the...
A person of the name of Brooks—an artist, who is exercising his Profession at Charlottesville and has permission to teach the Students the art of painting in the University, is very desirous of being permitted to take a copy of the portrait of Mr Jefferson by Stuart which, he has heard, you possess. He has requested of me to learn from you whether it would be agreeable to you for him to take...
A Letter has been received recently from Mr Long, in which, I regret to say, it is stated, that after three years of Turbulence, the affairs of the London University seem to be drawing to a Crisis, and that a fortnight will determine whether he still may continue attached to it. In the "Observer" which I send you, you will discover manifest evidence that the affairs of the university are not...
In my last letter to you it completely escaped me to mention to you, by request of Mr Davis, that, if I should leave the University at the termination, of this Session: and if he should be continued in his chair, he might be esteemed an applicant for the house I now occupy. He finds his present residence unfavorable for his abstract Studies, and considers mine would be preferable. Should I be...
Some months ago, the Trustees of the [ ] University, established at Cincinnati, tendered me the Professorship of Anatomy & Physiology in their University, the Agent guaranteeing me the Sum of $2500 per annum for four months duty. The Proffer was advantageous but circumstances induced me to decline it. A short time thereafter, I was requested to accept a Chair in the Medical Jefferson College...
Mr. Willis has, I regret to say, incurred our most severe punishment. He was intoxicated on the lawn, & using profane & disturbing language when Professor Harrison reproved him. For this reproof he next morning called upon the Professor to apologize, which was refused, when he assaulted him. The Faculty on the following day expelled him. The Assistant Proctor has heard that it was probable...
I regret to be compelled to trouble you so frequently on business, and assure you that I shall do so no oftener than may seem necessary. The inclosed letter, however, to Mr Lomax seems to require your Perusal, although I fear we can take no steps in the matter, in our present depressed State of Finances. When you have done with the letter you will perhaps be good enough to return it to me in...
I think it would be important to the University, that we should have a list of the officers and Students printed off for Distribution in the State & other parts. This would not cost much & if you see no objection to it, I will have it done immediately: As it involves expence, though trifling, I do not desire to undertake it without the consent of the Rector. I likewise feel emboldened to...
I have the pleasure to inclose you the letters of Messrs. Brown & Long, which you were so obliging as to send me for perusal. I am glad that the latter Gentleman possesses the kind feelings towards us which he expresses. I have heard from him several times, and in all his communications he alludes to his great Interest for this Institution & for the Country. I regret very much that we are...
I have received the inclosed letter from a respectable firm in Boston, and feel disposed to employ them in purchasing the Books which we require at the University. In accordance with a regulation at the last meeting of the Board of Visitors we shall have to order Books to the amount of 500 at home & abroad: and the percentage charged by Messrs. Gray & Bowen is so moderate as I think to deserve...
Some few of the Students, who are their own Guardians, have received permission from the Authorities of the Institution to be absent for a short time at the Convention. This I have considered it important to make known to you, as otherwise it might seem that they had absented themselves without leave. I have the honor to be with the most profound respect, Your obed Servant RC (DLC) . Docketed...
Report to the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia, by the Chairman of the Faculty. [Reports, professors & students] In presenting to the Board of Visitors the reports of the relative attention, paid by the Students, and of the number of Lectures &c delivered by the Professors in their various departments, since he came into Office—the Chairman trusts that it will not be deemed a...
I have been expecting to have the honor of receiving a letter from you advising what course should be pursued to satisfy the public desire to hear accurate accounts from the University. This morning, the Faculty have determined to make the accompanying Statement of Facts, in order that you might use your own discretion with regard to its publication. The Public seem uninformed or misinformed...
I regret to see in the Enquirer of the 17th the charges of some anonymous Correspondent against the Authorities of the Institution. This I fear may be but the commencement of attacks of this character upon us, which, it may be difficult to answer. The course pursued by myself, in the case, has been a zealous one, and leaves no reproach whatever in my own mind: Still the world may not think so,...
It* will keep the University of Virginia perpetually before the public, and it will diminish the expenses of the institution by printing in its pages matter that is now issued in an independent form. *Refers to The Virginia Literary Museum and Journal of Belles-Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc. Extract printed in Philip A. Bruce, History of the University of Virginia (N. Y., 1920), vol. 2, page 346.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 22d. of December: and I will take care that every facility be afforded for the delivery of the Books into the possession of the Executor of the late Mr. Jefferson. The Proctor has already informed you of some trifling inconvenience to which we have been put, by the resignation of one of the Hotel Keepers, in consequence of a...
I duly received your letter of the 18th. Inst. with the Morning Chronicles for which you will be pleased to accept our united Thanks. It was my duty to have forwarded you the accompanying letter at the commencement of the Session. I was not clearly, however, aware of my Duty and now, that I have been informed of it, hasten to supply the defect. You will be kind enough to do with it as you...
When I had the pleasure of visiting Montpellier last year, I promised Mr. Payne to send him some vaccine matters so soon as I could obtain any: the enclosed is the first I have been able to recommend—You will oblige me by placing it in his hands. The only plan to be adopted in using it is merely to moisten it with cold water & to cover the point of the lancet well with the solution. Mrs....
I am requested by the Faculty to lay the inclosed letter before you, and to state that the Faculty have declined licensing the individual until they learn from you the amount of the emolument which will accrue to him in the event of his appointment. I have the honor to be Gentn obediently yours RC ( ViU ). Addressed to the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.
The Undersigned have the honor to request the attention of the Visitors to the following subject: their late lamented Rector having stated to one of the undersigned, that any Professor, who wished, might have a Smokehouse; and two of the Faculty having been furnished with them, at the expense of the Institution, the Proctor was, this day, written to on the subject, and the accompanying answer...
The Committee to whom the Revision of the Laws was entrusted, with the Approbation of the Faculty, offer the following Suggestions to the Visitors. _____ Rule 29. For "if there be only one " substitute "should he choose to be the only one". 33–Is again respectfully submitted to the Consideration of the visitors and their attention to it particularly requested at this time in order that the...
In answer to your kind Communication of the 27th. I have to express my regret that my visit to Montpellier will be delayed by the serious indisposition of Mr. Jefferson. Towards the termination of the last week he requested my advice in consequence of the increase of a diarrhea to which he has been for years more or less subject, but which he has generally treated with too much indifference,...
Mrs Dunglison and myself have been for some time anxious to avail ourselves of the kind invitations of Mrs Madison and yourself to visit Montpellier but we have been prevented by the Baby having received, about a month ago, the Contagion of Hooping Cough—She is now, however, so much recovered that we are anxious, if perfectly convenient to you, to pay our visit in the course of a week or...
The Undersigned respectfully suggests to the Rector and Visitors of the University the propriety of instituting some regulations with respect to Graduation in his school. It is true that, as yet, no individual can have passed through such a course of study, in this institution, as to enable him to arrive at the highest honors; but as the views of the Board of Rector & Visitors have been openly...
Mr. St. Aubyn —the son of an English Baronet, and Mr. Hallam, both from Cambridge England, being extremely desirous of meeting with an introduction to you, I have taken the liberty of recommending them to your notice. They are making a tour through some of the States and have been with us at the University for the last two days. Every thing, I am happy to say, is going on well with us here,...
Dr Dunglison presents his respectful salutations to Mr. Madison, & would wish the Servant with the swelled neck to take 10 drops of the Tincture in the phial, twice a day, in a little sugared water, until the whole is consumed, when the Doctor would be glad to know whether the tumor is diminished by its use. Should symptoms of cholera morbus arise during the administration of the medicine, it...