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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...
I have recd. yours of the 17th. communicating your obliging views for the accomodation of the Visitors at their meeting next month. As there will be two vacant Pavillions, it may be as well that both be used on the occasion, as more convenient, especially for a full board as may be expected. But I willingly leave the whole arrangement to your own discretion, with such suggestions as may be...
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...
I have recd. your letter of the 7th. on the subject of the Books Maps &c assigned to the Uny. by a late act of the Genl. Assembly. It is not easy to conform exactly to the terms of the act. Presuming on one hand, that the Ex. will not understand it to be their duty to forward the articles to the Library, and on the other that they will not refuse to spare him the trouble &c. of receiving them...
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...
Your favor of the 28 th came to hand yesterday. the engagements for work, as well as I can state them from imperfect memorandums which I have with me aided by recollection, have been as follows. in the Western range the Pavilion N o 1. the brick work was engaged to Carter & Philips, the wooden work to Oldham; N o 2. is done with. N o 3. brick work and wooden work engaged to Dinsmore and Perry,...
The error of account with Giacomo Raggi may easily be corrected if he should return to this country. but this being doubtful, it may be proper for you to give me a copy of his account as settled and signed by him which I can transmit to Appleton who knows of the payment of the 200.D. and will see that it was not credited in the account. Can you now furnish me with your last half year’s account...
I was just getting on my horse to see you when some members of Congress arrive and keep me at home. I am obliged therefore to request you to come to me , as it is of great necessity I should see you to-day if possible. we are called on by the Collector of Boston for immediate payment of our bond, due, as he says, the 6 th instant. I must answer him by tomorrow’s mail. ViU : Thomas Jefferson...
at the end of the 2 d paragraph, after the words, ‘the other half at their delivery of ship board’ interline ‘but if on their arrival at Leghorn, there be no ship in port bound as aforesd, the last half is to be paid on their delivery to the sd T. Appleton, deducting the transportation on ship board’. or to Tho s Appleton if on their arrival at Leghorn there be no ship in port bound as...
The marble bases and paving squares are arrived at N.Y. and will be immediately reimbarked thence for Richm d . Cases T.J. N o 1.—to 19. contain 1400. sq. f. of paving squares, and 12. other cases T.J N o 20. to 31 contain 10. whole and 2 half bases for the columns. as their transportation from Richmond up will be extremely difficult and expensive, special measures should be provided for it....
A n Estimate of the income and expences of the University from Jan. 1. to Dec. 31. 1823. 1823. Jan. 1. Annuity of 1823 15,000. Debts Oct. 7. 1822. by M. D’s settlem t 27,001.63 May 1. Loan of 1823 60,000. Int. on loans of 20. 21. for year 22. 7,200. Arrears of sbscrptns, sperate 15,868.96 Current expences officers, laborers, provis E
I have recd. your two letters of Apl. 29 & 30; and return the paper inclosed in the latter, which seems very proper for the publication intended. The subjects suggested in the paper inclosed in the other, some of them particularly, are important, and will doubtless receive the due attention of the Visitors. The change proposed in the Dormitories, tho’ an improvement with reference to the...
Your letter of the 7 th was recieved in due time. mr Perry is entitled to what we agreed to, not to what he proposed . we agreed that Gen l Cocke’s bargain with Whately should be ours. that was that he was to find all and do all for 11½D. but there were some little modifications which I thought made it equivalent to 11½D. and so I mentioned to mr Perry, but I do not certainly recollect that he...
I inclose you the Certificate requested for mr Chamberlaine. the last estimate by the Visitors was at their meeting in April last. I think I furnished a copy of it to mr Garrett and yourself: and I now inclose you another. there will be a saving of about 2000. D. in the salaries of the Professors from October 1. to Jan. 31. a letter from London of Nov. 6. to mr Gilmer says that the 3...
When in conversation with you yesterday, I omitted to recommend what I had intended, that is, considering the difficulties of getting up the Capitels, to get the bases first hauled and set the bricklayers immediately to begin the columns, while about them you can get the Capitels in time. The leaks in the roof we must remedy. as soon as Gen l Cocke comes I will consult with him what is to be...
Marble Capitals D r To A. S. Brockenbrough Proctor 1823 July 3 rd To draft to Col Peyton for Freight from $ Leghorn to Newyork a 10 D. p ton 312.00 Primage 10 P Ct 31.20 〃 Duty on Capitals 305.68 648.88 〃
I inclose you the Report rendered by mr Gilmer to the Visitors on his return, together with the Catalogue and cost of the books purchased for us . as also the Catalogues and cost of the apparatus purchased and the balance of £ 163–1. sterl. left undrawn in the hands of the banker at our order, balances his account for the 1800. £ sterl his compensn for time, services & expence on the mission...
The bearer mr Sully, a celebrated Portrait painter of Philadelphia calls to see the University, and as he is a judge, and will be questioned about it on his return I will request you to shew it to him advantageously. I am endeavoring to make as exact an estimate as possible of our past and future expences, beginning with April last when our previous funds had been used, we were in debt...
I met mr Oldham yesterday on my return from the University, and he delivered his complaints for want of money. I told him he should be paid on a settlement of his accounts, and that if you could not agree together I knew that you would arbitrate. he writes me to-day that you do not think yourself at liberty to agree to any arbitrators but mr Divers & mr. Minor. certainly my confidence in their...
The Collector of Boston has forwarded to me the inclosed papers, which belonging to the account of the caps and bases of the Portico of the Rotunda. I lodge them with you Accept my friendly salutations DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
M r Dinsmore consulted me yesterday on the entablature of the Rotunda & of it’s windows. I reviewed them , and find no reason to substitute any other than that of my original drawing for the main entablature, which was that of Palladio Book. 1. Pl. 26. taking the base however from his plate 23. that of Pl. 25. having too much work as well as that of the Pantheon. I have examined carefully all...
I am now engaged in preparing a general view of the state of our finances on the 1 st day of January last, of the probable expences of the present year, and it’s probable income. I cannot do it satisfactorily for want of explanations of some of the articles in the statement you lately furnished me, and which can be given only personally. I have had so many terrible rides to the University...
I have recd. yours of the 21st. and return the paper enclosed in it. As the packages are for the University, your proctorship will I presume, authorize your opening in the case. I have recd. no Invoice yet of the Articles imported. Should it come to my hands, it shall be immediately sent to you; and if arriving at the University under address to the Rector, I request you to break the Seal...
M r Whitwell the Architect employed to direct mr Owen’s works at Harmony & Cap t Macdonald of the Royal Engineers have come from Washington on purpose to see our modes of building. mr Owen wished them particularly to see our tin roofs, & our guttured flat roof. be so good if you please to shew them everything they wish to see. friendly salutations InHi .
Gen l Dearborne, Collector of Boston, has advanced the expences on our marble Capitels as follows Freight from Leghorn 795.30 Wharfage E t c 17.50 Amount premium and policies 72.28 885.08 which advance being gratuitous and an uncommon favor be pleased to have him reimbursed without any delay. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
In answer to your letter proposing to permit the lecturing room of the Pavilion N o 1. to be used regularly for prayers and preaching on Sundays, I have to observe that some 3. or 4. years ago, an application was made to permit a sermon to be preached in one of the pavilions on a particular occasion, not now recollected. it brought the subject into consideration with the Visitors, and altho’...
M r Brockenbrough is authorised and desired to execute a bond to John M Perry for 3600. D. 93 cents payable May 15. 1827. in consideration of 132. acres 3. poles of land conveyed by him to the use of the University at the price of 50. dollars the acre, of which price 3000. D. is to be paid immediately, and the balance, with interest from this date is to be secured to him by the bond of the...
I concur with General Cocke in opinion that Mr Mathews may, with the approbation of the Faculty and subject to the further order of the Visitors—proceed with a school of military instruction in the University according the arrangements above proposed,* and that he be allowed the use of an unoccupied pavilion under regulations to be prescribed by the Proctor. *a copy of the arrangements was...
If you think mr Coffee’s prices for the Corinthian ornaments extravagantly high, assuredly they ought not to be taken. there are probably workmen in that line in Wash n Balt. & Phila. it might not be amiss to enquire even at Boston. the spread eagles of Delorme would be best. The boxes of minerals are to be delivered to D r Emmett in whose care they will be under such arrangemts as he shall...
I have recd yrs. of 22. If Majr Spotsd. persists in his passion of resigning, & the right to object to it shd. be waived the first object will be to appt. a Successor; by the Procr. with the approvl. of Ex. Come. This failing, the mode of providg. for this case not beg. prescribed by the enacts., must be assumed it may be in the recess of ye. Board of Visitors, by the Exve. Come. on their...
I am sorry to Say the Composit Capitals Cant be Cut for 30 Dollars Each as I wrote you, its impossible and I Hope you will take it in to Consideration and allow me my first Price which was 4/6 per inch in Girthing the Collum or Capital at its Diminished Diametre which will amount to 37 or 38 Dollars Considering my former Letters &c its all I can ask and I will be satisfied with that sum 4/6...
I inclose you a statement of the administration of the library fund which is perfectly accurate. it charges that fund with every article properly chargeable to it, and leaves the balance as if on hand to be applied hereafter. for the two loans of 5. and 3000. are mere temporary accomodations to the general fund, which need not appear in any permanent account. I return you your statement to be...
I think a door greatly preferable to a window both as to appearance & use. exactly such as in my parlour, except that the bottom pannels had better be of wood. friendly salutns. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
We the subscribers, acting as a Committee of superintendence under the authority of the Visitors of the University of Virginia have consider’d the proposals of Michael and Giacomo Raggi sculptors, that we shou’d relinquish their obligation to continue longer in the service of the University & permit them to return to Italy under certain other stipulations. and we do not think we should be...
The bearer Emanuel J. Miller is a young gentleman from Philadelphia who comes to enter our University. he proposes to enter the schools of mr Long, Blaettermann & Key. instead of money, he brings a letter of Credit from the house of Chandler Price and Morgan, a house with which I have been acquainted upwards of 20. years, and know it to be one of the solidest of Philadelphia. not knowing the...
M r Willard undertakes our clock, and, without regard to price, says that it shall be as good a one as the hands of man can make. he will come and set it up, observing that the accuracy of the movement of a clock depends as much on it’s accurate and solid setting it up as on it’s works. he chuses to purchase the bell himself, & says that one of 400.℔. is sufficient for all our purposes. the...
The temporary bell should be placed on the ridge of the roof of the Pavilion in which the books now are, on a small gallows exactly as the tavern bells are. you will contrive how the cord may be protected from the trickish ringings of the students. when the clock comes from Richmond, it should be placed before a window of the book room of the same house, the face so near the window as that...
I ask your attention to the bearer of this mr Miralla a gentleman of S. Americ. I send by him two papers for your consideration & salute you with friendship & respect ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
M r Brockenbrough was before desired to remit to Gen l Dearborn Collector of Boston on the marble capitels arrived there Freight from Leghorn to Boston 795.30 Expenses in Boston 17.50 Insurance 72.28 885.08 [note in Brockenbrough’s hand?] : Nov 9 ’25 Voucher rec d he is now desired to remit to Jonathan Thompson, Collector of New York on the bases & pavement arrived there Duties on 31. cases. @...
I approve of the position for the stables which you propose, provided it be exactly in the line designated, that is to say, provided their front is exactly in the range of the line of the future row of Hotels E t c on the opposite sides of East & West streets. Perry’s deed is not in my possession. I think he took it to have it recorded, and I suppose you will find it in the clerk’s office....
I have received your’s of the 10 h enclosing two checks on the Farmers Bk, and in compliance with your desire have transmitted M r . Nekervis’ check for $362.77 to Boston, & my own to New York for 658.32. It is with regret I learn the health of the Doctr. & M rs B. has not improved as was expected and desired here. The news you ask for is for his use, and I have endeavoured to recollect if any...
I have just recieved a letter from mr Hollins of Baltimore of the following import ‘The Italians left a case on board the brig Strong, which I understood them to contain a piece of unwrought marble; but the custom house officers on examination find it to contain polished work of some kind; & not having been put in the Captain’s manifest, of course not reported to the Custom house store, I hope...
I have just recd. the inclosed letter, with the notice it refers to, which I have duly acknowledgd Be so good as to hand the paper to Mr Wood as requested and to give < > whatever attention may be proper on the part of the Univy. I have not seen the Act of Assembly; but take for granted the course pursued is authorized by it. Draft (DLC) .