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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...
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...
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...
Th: Jefferson incloses to mr Brockenbrough two letters merely because they relate to his department. Andrei who writes one, is a great artist & excellent man, and his recommendation would be weighty if we wanted the workmen he recommends at all. Gorman will be with you within not many days. he has worked here under my eye about 3 weeks, dressing and laying some hearthstones and marble slabs. I...
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...
I return you the contract with Dinsmore & Nelson which I approve of for the strong reasons assigned in your letter. I think my colleagues, as well as myself are very desirous of being able at certain stages of the work to ascertain the exact state of our funds, that we may stop where they fail. the having to bring measures from Philadelphia may be some obstruction to that. but I presume we may...