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I have rec d yours of the 15 th relating to a purchase of the parcels of land offered for sale by M r Perry. and very chearfully concur in your proposition for making it. The advantage of thus connecting the separate parcels of the University. and securing the sources and ducts which are to supply it with water, seems well to justify the measure on the terms & in the mode explained by you....
The subject of this communication will I hope be a sufficient plea to your friendly consideration, to variant the freedom with which it is made. In the publication of “Enactments” by the University, I perceive that a Librarian is recognized as an Officer of the Institution. Should the appointment not already have taken place, I would most respectfully excite your attention to my son D M...
The appology I have to offer you for thus obtruding myself into your notice, is that your writings and opinions as well as your private worth command in this Country the highest respect; and have been used to answer the purposes of men among us, entirely different, as I believe from any thing anticipated by you. One of the purposes alluded to is, the destruction of the independancy of our...
Mr. Charles Sigourney & Lady, a respectable pair in Hartford, Connecticut, the Husband a Son of my old friend in Amsterdam, and the Wife, a very conspicuous literary Lady, have requested a line to you, as they are bound on a journey to the seat of your University—and wish I suppose an apology for visiting Monticello—I have lost your last letter to me, the most consolatory letter I ever...
M r Charles Sigourney & Lady, a respectable pair in Hartford, Connecticut, the Husband a Son of my old friend in Amsterdam, and the Wife, a very conspicuous literary Lady, have requested a line to you, as they are bound on a journey to the seat of your University and wish I suppose an apology for visiting Monticello—I have lost your last letter to me, the most consolatory letter I ever...
Yours of the 16 th is this moment received—The appeal you have made to me on the subject of the $50000, as a Virginian, and a Friend to the university, I feel no vanity in Saying, is justified by my zeal and exertions in promoting by all means within my power the desired result—The instant the law passed the Senate, after having at my instance been taken up out of order without which it would...
Several persons residing here being desirous of having religious worship here on sundays—I have drawn up the enclosed with the view of making some compensation to the preacher or preachers who will serve us. I have thought proper not to take any further steps towards carrying it into effect untill I know whether it meets with your approbation—the lecture room of Pav: N o 1 I suppose could be...
M r Denison, M r Labouchere, & M r Wortley take the liberty of presenting the inclos’d letter to M r Jefferson; And will do themselves the honor of calling upon him if it should be convenient to him this Mor n — Central Hotel.— Charlottesville, Monday.— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I was exceeding glad to receive one more letter from without expecting it, and I rejoice to find that you are yet capable of exertion. I send you my Pamphlet on Consolidation in opposition the prevailing heresy of the General Welfare, & also my petition for the restoration of my fine imposed under the Sedition Law. You are not many years distant from the inevitable separation we must all...
Agreeably to your request. I have sent by the boy. the 5 Catalogues embracing the works belonging to the Medical department. Mr Song has sent me his in M.S. which I enclose to you—so soon as the other gentlemen will have made out theirs, I will take the first opportunity of sending them up to you, CSmH .
When I suggested, some time ago, Judge Carr for the Law Chair in the University, I did not know that he had been taken into view by any other member of our Board; and inferring from the silent reception given to my letter, and the attractions of the place he now holds, that I ought not to persist in the idea of his appointment, my thoughts were turned altogether to other chances. By a letter...
The last letter, I receiv’d from you, was in date of the 8 th of October, & which reach’d me, on the 18 th of December; at the same time, was remitted to me, by Samuel Williams of London, a bill on Leghorn, which produc’d here, four hundred & eighty six dollars, from which, I paid to M r & M de Pini, four hundred & forty four Dollars, as by receipt inclos’d, and which leaves, to your credit,...
When I suggested, some time ago, Judge Carr for the Law Chair in the University, I did not know that he had been taken into view by any other member of our Board; and inferring from the silent reception given to my letter, and the attractions of the place he now holds. that I ought not to persist in the idea of his appointment, my thoughts were turned altogether to other chances. By a letter...
The letter for Judge Barbour inclosed in your last to me, did not reach him, till his return on saturday evening from his visit to Culpeper. Yesterday he called on me, on his way to his Court in this County. I found that he adhered to his purpose last communicated, and that such would be his answer to you. There can be no chance therefore of obtaining him for the University, unless the vacancy...
It is a source of no little gratification to me that I am still an Officer of the “So Carolina Academy of fine Arts”—as it furnishes me the permission once more to address myself to you, while I convey to your residence—a Catalogue of the 4 th Annual Exhibition of that Academy— —there with my sincere wishes for your happiness here, and a lofty seat in those mansions prepared for you here...
The letter for Judge Barbour inclosed in your last to me, did not reach him, till his return on saturday evening from his visit to Culpeper. Yesterday he called on me on his way to his Court in this County. I found that he adhered to his purpose last communicated, and that such would be his answer to you. There can be no chance therefore of obtaining him for the University, unless the vacancy...
I hand above ℀ sales the last parcel of 42 Blls:, fine flour, rec d on your ℀ , at $4⅛ Cash—I have been anxious to close sales of it ever since it was rec d , but the article has been almost entirely without demand, as indeed it is yet—super fine is very dull at $4½— In haste Sales of Forty two barrels Flour by Bernard Peyton 1825 Rich d for ℀ Thomas Jefferson Esq r — 11 April—
Having just returned from the Superior Court of Culpeper, I did not receive your letter of the 29 th ult. till yesterday. I hasten to reply to it. The Suggestion which I intended to make in my letter of the 12 th was this—That I would take the Professorship of Law for a single year by way of experiment, retaining however my present office ad interim; and that at the close of the year, I would...
With my most respectful thanks for the papers illustrative of the Life & actions of the Chevalier John Paul Jones with which you were so obliging as to furnish me, I have the satisfaction of informing you that the Work which I have undertaken is nearly Completed. That portion of his achievements whilst he was in the Russian sevice is not amongst the least extraordinary of his eventful career....
Please to accept a copy, of some remarks, on the late improvements in Astronomy, published in the last number of the North-American Review, with the assurance that it gives me great pleasure to hear of your good health from a Friend who lately visited Monticello. That you may long continue your useful and very important labors for the promotion of literature & science of which you are so...
By the bearer hereof I have Recved twenty Dollars two Bank notes one farmers Bank of Virginia one the Bank of Virginia for which I am much oblige to you ilt Stephen W. Leevy MHi .
I have just risen from a conference with General Cocke on the subject of the Law-Professorship at the University the result of which I beg leave to communicate to you. Some two or three years ago, after our contract with Doctor Cowper had been dissolved, General Cocke & myself felt greatly desirous to get Judge Carr appointed to the Law-Chair, but your answer to the letter which I wrote on...
The Bearer of this, is Mr Reeder, & his object in calling on you is to recommend himself to your favorable influence in the Military appointment for the University for which he has offer’d himself, a candidate.— Of his qualifications I do not feel myself competent to judge, but from my own observation & the remarks of others I have no doubt of his being possess’d in a high degree of all of...
It is not lightly that I appreciate the favour (for such I greatly esteem it) lately confered on me by my appointment to the office of Librarian. Though so early an absence, is not the most auspicious sign of future—diligence & promptitude in place, yet I have to request one of you to whom I feel responsible until a meeting of the Faculty or Visitors or those under whose direction soever I may...
I Present You assurances of my friendship for You. Sir. Pray, for me, if you please. Sir. God Built the skies. I, am with true Peity. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I wrote to you from our last Court (March) informing you that Mrs. Eppes the Extx of John W Eppes dec d had Enclosed to me a Dft on you for one hundred Dollars, the Bals due by the s d Eppes to the University of V a and requesting me to forward her a receipt for the same—I have not heard from you since, and as mrs. Eppes may be uneasy, to hear whether dft arrived safe. Will you do me the...
I take the liberty to commend to your kindness Mr. B. A. Gould of this city. He has been for ten years at the head of our publick latin school, & has made it the most valuable means for promoting the Knowledge of ancient literature, that yet exists in N. England. But in doing this, he has impaired his health and is now at the South seeking its restoration. One object will much attract his...
Will you allow me the pleasure of introducing Mr Gould of this town, to your acquaintance & regard. Mr Gould has long been the Principal in our Latin School, and has met with eminent success in the business of instruction. We think him a good scholar; & he is a very respectable man. I ask the favor of being remembered to Mrs Randolph & her daughters; & beg you to accept the assurances of my...
A letter from my friend, M r Thomas A. Emmet, of New York, informs me that his son, Doctor John P. Emmet, has been chosen Professor of Chemistry & c in the University of Virginia, and, as he is going to a land of strangers, he feels the solicitude natural to a parent that he may find his happiness as well as his interest promoted by the change of residence. I have not the advantage of a...
Post -O ffice , Charlottesville , April 1. 1825. ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES OF THE MAILS . Fredericksburg Mail , Arrives Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 9 a. m. Departs Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at 4 p. m. Or within half an hour after the arrival of the Staunton mail. Richmond Mail Stage , Arrives Thursday and Sunday, at 6