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Your communication of March the 10 th concerning a meeting of the visitors of a College to be established near Charlottesville , came duly to hand; as also a duplicate , with your note of March the 30 th . It would give me very great pleasure to meet the other visitors at Monticello , agreeably to your polite invitation; & I hoped, till very lately, that I should be able to do so. But my...
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 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...
The late Governor of the Commonwealth having thought proper to confide to us the office of Visitors of the Central College near Charlottesville , under an act of the legislature , establishing as it’s patron, the Governor for the time being, we deem it our duty to report to you our proceedings under that appointment, with the progress & prospects of that institution. The want of a seminary of...
Yours of the 19 th Inst: I received last evening. I foresee nothing to prevent me from meeting you & Gen: Cocke, at M r Madisons, on friday the 26 th ; & nothing but necessity shall be permitted to prevent me. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I got a letter from Mr. Jefferson, some days ago, requesting me to meet him & Gen: Cocke, at your house, to day, on business concerning the University. I informed him that I would meet them. But the badness of the weather, & my constant liability to severe rheumatism, will not permit me to ride so far to day, especially as I think it improbable that Mr. Jefferson will be able to leave home in...
We The subscribers, Visitors of the Central College, having been specially called to meet on the 26th. day of Feb. 1819, and authorised by the act of the legislature, now in session, for establishing the University of Virginia, to continue the exercise of our former functions, and to fulfill the duties of our successors, Visitors of the sd. University, until their first actual meeting, have...
I regret very much that the badly of the weather & the state of my health, are such, as absolutely to forbid my attempting to meet you & Gen: Cocke, at M r Madisons, to day according to appointment. I will set off to Albemarle on sunday next, if the weather will permit, or the first fit day after, & will see you as soon as possible. In the mean time, I beg that you will do so if I were...