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I have but just recd. your favor of the 16th. for which and the interesting document accompanying it, be pleased to accept my thanks. I had previously recd. a letter from Mr. Mallory, one of the Delegates from this County, saying that I had been appointed a member of the Board of Pub: Works; and that it was wished I should let it be immediately known whether it was my purpose to accept or to...
Your favr. of the 10th. did not come to hand till saturday morning last. I concur in thinking it will be expedient to request from the Genl. assembly any interest which may be allowed on the debt due from the U. S.—unless it shd. appear that the attempt will be hopeless, or it be morally certain that no such allowance will be made. On these points you will be able to form the best judgment...
On the rect. of yours of Apl. 16. I took occasion to ascertain the ideas of Mr. Jefferson on the subjects of it. As to the Lectures, it is supposed that the rooms in the Pavillions will contain as many students, viz 150 each, as can be conveniently addressed by the Professors: and that as the Pavillions shall be respectively appropriated to them, the rooms in which the eyes as well as the ears...
I have just recd. yours of the 6th. from Bremo. Judge Carr had long before occurred for the Chair we find so much difficulty in filling; and I had accordingly suggested him to Mr. Jefferson. From the silent reception given to my letter, and the value of the place now held by the Judge, I inferred that my idea was a vain one. With the encouragement of your letter I write immediately to Mr....
I have just recd. from Mr. Jefferson a letter (Circular) on the foreseen vacancy in the Law Professorship. It is accompanied by a letter from Professor Pictet of Geneva, which I am desired to forward for perusal of the Visitors now at Richmond. Mr. J. wishes the letter, after perusal, to be returned to him from Richmond. I take this occasion to return my thanks, heretofore as well as now due,...
A delay has occurred in forwarding the Report from the last Meeting of the Visitors of the University, which occasions a regret in which you will largely share. But it has been unavoidable. A primary object as you know, was to lay before the Legislature, the latter enactments which were to be digested into a printed copy of the Entire Code. The work was duly prepared for the press by the...
Your favor of January 24. came duly to hand, & relieved me very agreeably from the anxiety produced by the delay of the Report from the Visitors. The improvements made in our code, could not fail to have the good effect you mention on the public disposition towards the University. I had hoped for a greater effect than yet appears on the liberality of the Legislature. You can judge better than...
I recd. by the mail from Richmond your favor of the 12th. I was not unapprized of the melancholy cause of your absence; but your silence would have been sufficiently explained by the better use of your time there, than in giving an answer to a letter so little requiring it as mine. I am truly sorry for the failure of the Legislature to do what was so much due to the character of the State, and...
(Circular) You already know that Mr Key sent forward his resignation within the prescribed time. I am now to mention to you that I have written to Mr Gallatin a request that he would ascertain and let us know without loss of time, whether a fit successor could be found in G. B. in case it should be necessary to resort thither. I wrote also, at the suggestion of Gen: Cocke, to Mr Brown,...
Your favor of the 15th. was duly recd. I had previously learnt with the feelings due to the memory of my old & highly esteemed friend, the event which it communicates. I thank you for the Catalogue of pamphlets which had been collected by him, and now return it. Tho’ containing some articles that are rare, and a number that are valuable, I have noticed none that I am desirous of procuring from...
I owe & offer you many thanks for your favour, in procuring & forwarding the reprinted portion of the Legislative Journals. They were duly recd. thro’ that of General Dade. Unluckily the volume does not reach the dates I wished to see, being limited to the year 1780. I have requested Col. Peyton to procure the Journals for 1784-5-6-7: if they should be merely struck off, and can be had from...
Yours of the 7th. did not come to hand till yesterday. Docr. Harrison, as you may have heard, agreed, in an interview with Mr. Johnson, to accept the temporary appointment to the Chair of Ant: Languages, on the terms proposed to him, and a Commission has accordingly been sent to him. It may not be amiss, as you suggest, to sound Mr. Key, in the provisional attempts abroad to procure a...
Your late letter reminds me of our Conversation on the constitutionality of the power in Congs. to impose a tariff for the encouragemt. of manufactures; and of my promise to sketch the grounds of the confident opinion I had expressed that it was among the powers vested in that Body. I had not forgotten my promise, & had even begun the task of fulfilling it; But frequent interruptions from...
I have duly recd. your letter of Sepr. 27. The object of mine of Sepr. 18 was to suggest the topics & references which had occurred to me as supporting a constitutional doctrine in wch. we agreed, and in which I know you to feel a particular interest. If as you suppose a publication of the views taken in the letter, of the Tariff power in Congress, might have a useful tendency, the present can...
I have this moment recd. yours of the 10th. In my answer to the preceding one which I addressed to Warminster, I stated my reasons for deciding that if a publication of the letter on the Tariff power could be useful, it ought not to take place until the approaching close of the Presidential contest, should separate the two subjects in every mind, and procure for the former a more cool &...
In my letter of September 18th. I stated briefly the grounds on which I rested my opinion that a power to impose duties & restrictions on imports with a view to encourage domestic productions, was constitutionally lodged in Congress. In the observations then made was involved the opinion also, that the power was properly there lodged. As this last opinion necessarily implies that there are...
Adverting casually to my letter of Ocr. 30. it struck me as not amiss to erase the paragraph numbered 7. relating to cases which might require a simultaneous & difference concurrence &c Tho true in itself, it may be thought not sufficiently incontrovertible, to be classed with the other exceptions, nor sufficiently precise for the use made of it. Be so good therefore as to blot it out. Draft...
Finding by yours of the 16th. just recd. that you will not leave Edgewood, before a letter will probably reach it, I will ask the favor of you to make another erasure from my letter of Ocr. 30 viz. of the words--"Notwithstanding British representations to the contrary", immediately following "other than G. B. which have Colonies" The fact asserted as to other nations, will stand as well...
Calculating that you may be yet found at Edgewood, I venture to add to the last paragraph some lines of variations in < > letter of Sepr 18. the following. I have not time to explain the reasons but they are satisfactory. Insert before the word "impugned" the word " necessarily " and erase after it, the words " as has been alledged " Erase from the 2 or 3. pargh. beginning with "nor can it be...
I have recd. tho somewhat tardily, your letter of Novr. 20. Since mine of the 10th. acknowledged in it, I have written you two others requesting further corrections of my remarks on the "Tariff", addressed in both instances to Edgewood; with a Duplicate of the last forwarded to Richmond. Has not the passage in Mr. Jefferson’s letter to Mr. Giles, to which you allude, denouncing the assumptions...
I have recd. yours of Decr. 28 in which you wish me to say something on the agitated subject of the basis of representation in the contemplated Convention for revising the State Constitution. In a case depending so much on local views and feelings, and perhaps on the opinions of leading individuals; and in which a mixture of compromises with abstract principles may be resorted to, your...
I recd. last evening yours of the 29th. Ult: It confirms I observe my fears that nothing could now be done for the University, tho the more in need of aid in consequence of the fever which is banishing a number of the Students & may have the effect of impairing its income. The spirit in which my letters to you are criticized is as singular as it is illiberal. The least degree of candor wd....
Since mine of Jany. 29, I have recd. one of the papers of Hampden. But it is No. 2. the Enquirer containing the first No. and a No. from the fellow pen having not come into the neighborhood. Be so good, when at leisure as to procure and enclose it to me. I observe that some stress is laid on the reference to our Coloneal relations to G.B. as having originated with me. The fact is, that I found...
I recd. by the last mail your favour of the 13th. with a copy of the Pamphlet containing the two supplemental letters of Mr. Jefferson. They are as much in point as words could make them. But his authority is made to weigh nothing or outweigh every thing, according to the scale in which it is put. It would be well, if the two letters at least could find their way into the newspapers, that...
Since mine of the 19th. inst. I have recd. yours of the 16th., & hasten to comply with its request relating to your letters of the Spring of 1827 & those from Warminster of the last year. I send the original instead of copies, which cd. not be readily [made] As they are necessary to explain some of mine to you, may I ask the favor of you to let me have them again, after serving your own...
Your letter of the 5th found me under a return of indisposition which has not yet left me. To this cause you must ascribe the tardiness of my attention to it. Your speech with the accompanying notes and documents will make a very interesting and opportune publication. I think with Mr. Johnson that your view of the Virginia doctrine in 98-99 is essentially correct, and easily guarded against...
I recd. on the evening of friday your two letters of Augst. 30. & Sepr 1. with the Copy of the Virga. proceedings in 98-99. and the letters of "Hampden". When I looked over your manuscript pamphlet, lately returned to you, my mind did not advert to a discrepancy in your recorded opinions, nor to the popularity of the rival jurisdiction claimed by the Court of Appeals. Your exchange of a hasty...
Yours of Feby. 7 was duly recd., and I should feel some remorse, in noting the date, if I had not excuses, that I am sure your goodness will accept. On my return from Richmond, there had been heavy arrears of epistolary and some other demands on my pen; to which was added, an attention called for by the mismanagement of my rural affairs, which has forced a change of the manager at a very...
I recd. yesterday yours of the 26th. Having never concealed my opinion of the nullifying doctrine of S. Carolina, I did not regard the allusion to it in the Whig, especially as the manner of the allusion shewed that I did not obtrude it. I shd. have regretted a publication of my letters, because, they did not combine with the opinion, the views of the subject, which supported it. I have...
Your favour of Aug. 3 was duly recd. with the two letters you inclosed. I received at the same time a letter from Mr. Th. J. Randolph inclosing one to him from Mr Crozet recommending his brother for the Tutorship. Mr. Johnson has been in correspondence with Richmond on the Candidates in that place; and has come to a conclusion so strong in favor of Hervé, that he is willing, if no better...
Inclosed are an extract of a letter from Mr. John Randolph, and a letter to which that refers, from a Mr. Richardson, both on the same subject. There being no vacancy in the University of Virginia for the services of Mr. R. I have thought it proper, in compliance with the request of Mr. Randolph, that the object of the former, should be made known to the university of William & Mary. I must...
I inclose an extract of a letter from Professor Dunglison communicating his purpose of leaving his Chair in the event of his being appointed to a vacant one at Baltimore; and I have recd. a like communication from Professor Patterson, which I understand from him he has made directly to you. These occurrences are very embarrassing; and in some respects the more so, as involving contingences,...
I have apprized my Colleagues of the Board of my inability to join them & of the causes of it. My eyes are getting a little better; but the Rheumatism is I fear a guest not in a hurry to take leave. It is painful & cripples much my lower limbs. Our narrow escape from the threatened loss of two Professors has awakened my solicitude to guard agst. such dangers, at least in the case of the...
I did not receive your pamphlet till a few days ago; and your letter of the 29th. Ult. till yesterday. I thank you for the former which did not need the apology it contains to me. I am not surprized at the good reception it meets with. The views it presents of its topics, and the documents & extracts enforcing them, form an appeal to intelligent readers that could not be without effect in...
Among my letters from Judge Pendleton is one which relates to the Judicial Bill, as then before the Senate of the U. S. A copy of it had been sent to him by R. H. Lee with a request of his observations on it, and a Copy of these enclosed by Mr P in his letter to me. It is remarkable that altho’ the observations are numerous, and descend to minute criticisms none of them touch the <>th Section,...
I have this moment only recd. yrs. of the 22d. I regret the delay as you wished an earlier answer than you can now have, tho’ I shall send this immediately to the P.O. My correspondence with Judg Roane originated in his request that I wd take up the pen on the subject he was discussing or about to discuss. Altho’ I concurred much in his views of it, I differed as you will see with regard to...
I wrote you a few lines last evening in answer to yours of the 22d. Resuming my search for the letter of June 29. 1821 I have been successful & hasten to give you the words omitted in your copy. "After their full lustre" fill the blank with the words, "to the arguments agst. the su’ability of States", by individuals. I was rather surprized to find such a substantial identity in several...
I received by the last mail yours from Albemarle with the documents referred to. That from Nelson with its accompaniments, had previously come to hand. I regret much my loss of a visit which I was so near being favored with. Besides the personal gratifications it would have afforded me, we could not well have been together without touching on topics not personal, and on which our ideas might...
I have seen no evidence yet that a successor has been appointed to Mr Breckenridge. I hope the Govr. has not waited for the formality of a notice of his Death, as the event was a matter of certainty and notoriety, and as well known to the Govr. as it could be to any of the Visitors. I took for granted that there would be no scruple or delay in filling the vacancy. On the first suggestion that...
I have seen no evidence yet that a Successor has been appointed to Mr Breckenridge. I hope the Govr. has not waited for the formality of a notice of his death as the event was a matter of certainty & notoriety, and as well known to the Govr. as it could be to any of the Visitors, I took for granted that there wd. be no scruple or delay in filling the vacancy. On the first suggestion that I...
I have just recd. the inclosed papers from Docr. Carr with a request that I wd. forward them to you, to enable you to make out your Report, as Rector pro: tem With cordial respects & regards RC (ViU) ; FC (DLC) .
I have just received the enclosed letter from Mr. Hassler, and I think myself justified in saying that I believe him to be a very honest man and possessing in a high degree the knowledge required in the professorship of natural philosophy. His competitors being unknown to me I cannot speak of their respective qualifications compared with his. Should the choice of the Visitors fall on him my...
Your letter of the 7th. has just come to hand. I enclose a copy of my letter to Mr. Everett, that to Mr. Ingersoll I cannot find. It was published in several news-papers of the day, not improbably in some one at Richmond perhaps your files can refer Mr. Smith to it. I know of no pamphlet containing the two letters. I am obliged to say that my health is not such as has suggested to you, I hope...