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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...
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...
The undersigned to whom was refered a matter in controversy between the minor Legatees of Bennett Henderson dec d & Th s Jefferson , after hearing the case & the testimony offered on both sides have come to the following decision— It appears from the testimony of sundry witnesses, that Thomas Jefferson has been in possession of the lands of Frances , Lucy , & Nancy C. Henderson since the year...
I stated to you the other day in conversations that I believed the directors of the Rivanna Company were entirely satisfied with the Law respecting the navigation of our River , as it was amended last year winter by the Senate ; A copy of which you have Seen. I have now the pleasure of confirming that statement. The matter has been agitated in full meeting & decided unanimously that the...
I return you the Act which you so obligingly enclosed to me yesterday , with my thanks for your friendly & polite consideration of me as a person qualified to fill the office of a principal assessor. Such an office would interfere but little with my present avocations. I therefore agree to accept the appointment if confered on me, with the hope that your sef self & other intelligent Friends...
I received a letter a few days ago from M r David Watson of Louisa one of the subscribers for the benefit of M r M c Clure . He mentions having rec d a letter from M r Dandridge Cash
I send you the horse agreeable to your request, & think you will find him to suit you. M r Gilmer said nothing about the time of payment for his horse to me but I am so certain that he will not be straitened for money before the time you mention, that I shall not hesitate to accept your offer if you like him upon trial. The Horse while in the Service of M r Carr , for one or two Winters was...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...