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    • Jefferson, Thomas
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    • Brockenbrough, Arthur S.
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M r Willard undertakes our clock, and, without regard to price, says that it shall be as good a one as the hands of man can make. he will come and set it up, observing that the accuracy of the movement of a clock depends as much on it’s accurate and solid setting it up as on it’s works. he chuses to purchase the bell himself, & says that one of 400.℔. is sufficient for all our purposes. the...
Instructions to mr Brockenbrough. 1. Engage mr Broke to come immediately & put another cover of tin on the Dome-room of the Rotunda, without disturbing the old one. 2. the inside plaistering will then be to be coloured uniform with Whiting. 3. the finishing the Dome room to be pushed by every possible exertion, as also the Anatomical building, by employing all the hands which can be got. 4....
When in conversation with you yesterday, I omitted to recommend what I had intended, that is, considering the difficulties of getting up the Capitels, to get the bases first hauled and set the bricklayers immediately to begin the columns, while about them you can get the Capitels in time. The leaks in the roof we must remedy. as soon as Gen l Cocke comes I will consult with him what is to be...
I was just getting on my horse to see you when some members of Congress arrive and keep me at home. I am obliged therefore to request you to come to me , as it is of great necessity I should see you to-day if possible. we are called on by the Collector of Boston for immediate payment of our bond, due, as he says, the 6 th instant. I must answer him by tomorrow’s mail. ViU : Thomas Jefferson...
I am very glad you have engaged mr Southall to assist us in the affairs of the Univ y and following his and mr Carr’s counsel implicitly you cannot go wrong. accding to the opn of these gent. the one in writing the other expressed to me verbally I observe that the following proceedings may be instituted against Mosby & Draffen, if they have license 1 . prosecute them for the forfeiture of 30.d...
I have extracted from the late proceedings of the board of Visitors such articles as require to be immediately known and acted on. I must pray you in the first place to have a fair copy made out and delivered to Doct r Dunglison chairman of the faculty for communication by them to their classes, and that, to all others whom it may concern, you make known yourself such articles as concern them....
The temporary bell should be placed on the ridge of the roof of the Pavilion in which the books now are, on a small gallows exactly as the tavern bells are. you will contrive how the cord may be protected from the trickish ringings of the students. when the clock comes from Richmond, it should be placed before a window of the book room of the same house, the face so near the window as that...
If our last advertisement was printed in hand bills or on letter sheets, I shall be glad of a dozen to save writing letters. yours affectionately. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Will you be so good as to set down a Dormitory engagement for the next season for Paul Clay son of Editha Clay of Bedford, and another for mr Bolivar nephew of Gen l Bolivar, Christ n name not known to me I observe by an error of the press in the University advertising the rent is set down at 28.D. instead of 23.D. pray have it corrected before the next paper comes out, and if it is so in the...
You have truly judged that your letter of the 12 th was not correctly understood, as you intended it, by the attending Visitors. we are desirous to relieve the Professors, strangers as they mostly are, from the disagreeable office of collecting their tuition fees, and that this should be done for them without any diminution of emolument; and the Proctor being the reciever of monies in all...