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In compliance with your desire on my departure for the springs I availed myself of a short stay in Charlottesville to enquire into the plan, the progress and prospects of the Central college , which has been sometimes spoken of in your paper. I will give you the result shortly, & so much only as I get from sources to be relied on. A law , it seems, had been past, authorising a board of...
The bearer, mr Edmund Bacon has lived with me twelve years as manager of my farm at Monticello . he goes to the Missouri to look out for lands to which he means to remove. he is an honest, correct man in his conduct and worthy of confidence in his engagements: any information or instruction which any person may give him will be worthily bestowed, and if he should apply particularly to Gov r...
Articles of Agreement entered into this seventh day of November 1818 Between John M Perry of the one part and Nelson Barksdale Proctor of the Central College of the other part Witnesseth, that the said John M Perry for and in consideration of the sums of money hereafter mentioned to be paid him by the said Nelson Barksdale hath granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant,...
To all persons to whom these presents shall come, Nelson Barksdale of the county of Albemarle , Proctor of the Central College within the same county, Greeting. By virtue of the powers granted to me by certain homologous instruments of writing, signed and executed by the sundry subscribers, contributors & founders of the said College , which several instruments are all of the same tenor, and...
John Barnes , In ℀ with Thomas Jefferson Esqr — 1814     Sep r 2 d Of Gibson & Jefferson Rich d recd
At a regular meeting of the Visitors of the Central College on 11th. May 1818, at which Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John H. Cocke, & Joseph C. Cabell, were present, it was agreed, that it being uncertain whether Thomas Cooper would accept the Professorship of Chemistry, in the event of his not doing so, it would be expedient to procure a Professor of Mathematicks. It was also agreed to...
At a meeting of the Visitors of the Central college held at Charlottesville on the 5th. day of May 1817. on a call by three members, to wit, John Hartwell Cocke, Joseph C. Cabell & Th Jefferson, present James Monroe, James Madison, John H. Cocke, and Th: Jefferson. The records of the trustees of the Albemarle academy, in lieu of which the Central college is established, were recieved from...
At a meeting of the Visitors &c. 8. Oct: 1817. Certain letters from Doctor Thos. Cooper to Th: Jefferson, dated Sep. 17. & 19. received since the meeting of yesterday being communicated to the board of Visitors, and taken into consideration with his former letter of Sep. 16. they are of opinion that it will be for the interest of the College to modify the terms of agreement which might be...
At a meeting of the Visitors &c. held at Charlottesville 7. Oct: 1817. On information of the amount of the subscriptions to the Central College, known to be made, and others understood to be so, the board resolves, that the Pavilion now erecting be completed as heretofore directed, with the 20. dormitories attached to it, and that two other pavilions be contracted for and executed the next...
At a called meeting of the Visitors of the Central College, held at the House of Mr. Madison in Orange, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Hartwell Cocke, and Joseph C. Cabell, being present: The plan of the first Pavilion to be erected, and the proceedings thereupon, having been stated and agreed to— It is agreed that application be made to Doctor Knox of Baltimore to accept the...