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    • Jefferson, Thomas
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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 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...
you have done very right, dear Sir, in not publishing my letter of Apr. 24. I should have had immediately a whole kennel of Scriblers attacking me in the newspapers, insisting on their right to use a public building for any public exhibition, and drawing me into a paper war on the question. let us avoid cheapening ourselves in the newspapers. If there were any certainty that exchange would...
I thought I had mentioned to you some time ago that to prevent people’s passing through the grounds on the North side of the Rotunda, the gate at Dinsmore’s corner should be taken away and a fence run from there leaving a lane to the gate at Hotel B so as to leave an entrance into the gate at East street but not to pass on further Gen l Cocke mentioned to me yesterday that you proposed to run...
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
We have occasion for another bill of exchange to the amount of 3000. D to remit to mr King for the Anatomical apparatus. this is to be charged to the library fund and will close our calls on that fund for the present. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
I have considered maturely the change you propose in the library, and see no advantage in altering the original plan. in that, besides the 4000 feet for presses below the entablature of the columns, we can have another tier of presses above the entablature, of one half more of the space. again instead of the noble pery style of the original bearing a proper proportion to the height of vault...
Hereto annexed I send you certain resolutions of the Visitors past at their late session, on which you will have to act so soon as we can learn how and when the monies expected from the General government can be recieved by us. these monies being expressly appropriated by law to ‘the purchase of books and apparatus for the University,’ a separate account must be opened for it as a distinct...
The capitels are arrived at Boston and now on their way to Richm d the balance due to mr Appleton is 362.77 which should be promptly paid and he permits to be paid in Boston. the duties at New York & Boston I suppose will be about 1200.D. to be also promptly payable. the cases with the capitels are so heavy that 2. different ships at Leghorn refused to take them. I shall be glad of answers to...
Of the fifty thousand Dollars lately deposited in the Virginia and Farmer’s bank in Richmond to the credit of the University of Virginia, be pleased to have eighteen thousand Dollars deposited in the United States bank in Philadelphia to the credit, and subject to the order of William Hilliard of Boston, agent of the University of Virginia for the purchase of books. Which deposit charge to the...