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I have recd. your letter of the 24th. In writing to Mr. Gallatin, I kept in view the shortness of time allowed him, and the necessity of not precluding us from the chance of finding a Successor to Mr. Key in our own Country. It is possible tho’ barely so, that he may present us an acceptable offer, and hear from us in time to give it effect, by the 1st. of Sepr. But on the contrary...
Previous to the rect. of yours of the 29. Ult. I had requested Gen. Cocke unless Mr. Bonnycastle should hold out a flattering prospect of filling the Chair of N. Phil: from abroad, to notify at once the appt. of Docr. Jones. In consequence of your suggestion I shall immediately desire him if not too late, to suspend the notification, till the answer of your Correspondent at New York shall...
Mr Jesse B. Harrison of Lynchburg, offers himself as Successor to Mr. Long, in the Professorship of Ancient languages; and if satisfied by the concurring opinions of the Visitors separately expressed that he may expect the appointment, intends to embark immediately for Germany at his own expence; in order to avail himself of the peculiar opportunities there afforded for improving his...
I have but this moment received from Mr. Trist your letter of the 3d. and catch a fugitive conveyance to the post office, to say that it will not be in my power to attend the meeting of visitors at Charlottesville this week, being confined by influenza and fever which do not abate, and that I have so written to Genl. Cocke. Mr. Monroe not having been heard from, will certainly not be there. I...
I have recd. yours of the 15th inst: and thank you for your sympathies on the score of my health, which I have just recovered. I am glad you escaped the abortive trip to the University, the more so as the state of the weather might have endangered yours. The considerations which induced the decision agt. the proposal of Mr Harrison were certainly very cogent, particularly your personal...
Previous to the receipt of yours of the 8th. inst: I had recd. a letter from Mr. Lawrence our Chargè d’Affaires in London, from which it appeared that the enquiries instituted by Mr. Gallatin for a Professor of Nat: Philos:, were continued by him, but without such an assurance of success as I conceived ought to arrest the pursuit of a satisfactory appointment here; against which it was...
On the rect. of your letter of the 21st. Ult: concurred in by Genl. Cocke, I wrote to Mr Laurence requesting him to ascertain and let us know as soon as possible, whether Mr Ritchie would accept the vacant Chair of Nat: Philo: if offered to him, and how soon he could enter on its duties. The letter probably leaves Phila. in a vessel sailing for London this day; and will be followed by a...
Yours of the 3d. instant was received yesterday and I forward to day to Doctr. Harrison, the authorized appointmt. noting therein its limited term, & the amount of compensation. You will have seen that Doctr. Patterson the Chair of Natural Philosophy. He makes a point of having the Pavilion left by Mr. Long, in which there will be no difficulty; and suggests for consideration, the expence of...
Inclosed is a copy of a Statement by the Faculty of the University, which prepared wth. a wish that it may be published in the Enquirer & Natl. Intelgr. I have forwarded a copy for the latter, and ask the favor of you to have the one inclosed handed to the Enquirer. Previous to this communication from the chairman I had recd. a letter from him, suggesting the Expediency of an inspection &...
I inclose a copy of the paper which the Secy. to the Board of Visitors has furnished according to an instruction for the purpose. And I ask the favor of you, in case Mr. Cabell shd. have left Richmond to forward the one for him, with the proper direction FC (DLC) .
It has been suggested that the Govr. may wait for some regular notice of the Death of Genl. Breckenridge before he fills the vacancy occasioned by it. I hope this is not the case. He has all the evidence of the event, that is possessed by any of us; and beyond that of the Newspapers, better means of ascertaining it than I have. Perhaps it wd. not be inconvenient for you to learn his views of...