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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).
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 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 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 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).
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...
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).
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).
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 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) .
Be pleased to place in the hands of Col o Bernard Peyton the sum of four thousand dollars to be invested by him in a bill of exchange to be remitted to mr Appleton of Leghorn on account for the Capitals & bases of the columns of the Rotunda. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Be so good as to send me 4. of the ground plats of the University, on account of the University as they are to go to Europe with my letters written to procure professors. Can you lend me a box of tin? I lack that much to finish the part of my house I have been covering with tin. if you can I will send the little cart for it, as the bearer cannot bring it before him on his mule. P.S. I give the...
Th: Jefferson will thank mr Brockenbrough for half a dozen copies of the printed enactments of the Visitors. while compiling them, he recieved from the professors of several seminaries their rules of government and promised in return to send copies of ours when printed. he salutes mr Brockenbrough with friendship and respect. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
The bearers mr Ralston of Philadelphia, and Cap t Chapman, travellers of great respectability, who will call to see the University, are recommended to the attentions of mr Brockenbrough by ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Rece d of the Proctor of the University of Virginia his Df t on the Bursar for One hundred and fifty Dollars for a Hoisting Machine for the use of the said University ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
I omitted, in my letter of this morning, to desire you to have remitted immediately to mr Appleton the sum of 3000. D. towards payment for our capitals, pavement, and the bases which Raggi had agreed to furnish, but is not able to do it, in a letter to mr Garrett I have pointed out the course of effecting it through Col o Peyton. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Be so good as to send me for the Report becoming due to the Legislature the annual accounts of the Proctor. With friendly respects Draft (DLC) .
I mentioned to you yesterday the ill effect of the acute angles in the passage of the Rotunda. I send you my drawing of the building in which I have drawn portions of a circle to cover those angles. You will consider whether it is best to make them of brick or studs & laths. you will see in the drawing whereabouts the centers of those portions of circle are taken, so as to make the circle a...
D r Emmet can have both the large basement rooms & to be arranged as he pleases for his chemical purposes. in that case we will use one of the upper oval rooms for a Museum. The wells of the staircases are to be secured by a ballustrade, for which, as well as the staircases I send you a very beautiful form of a balluster. it may be weeks yet before I shall be able to visit the University, even...
Th: Jefferson requests mr Brockenb rough to have the annexed paragraph inserted in the Central gazette and the Enquirer. ViU .
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Brockenbrough to send him four copies of the Rockfish report and 1. plan of the University on his own account and another plan for the University, into which he will insert the references and have them engraved into a new supply of plans. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
I have recd. your letter of the 12th. but none yet from Mr. Randolph Being not a judge of stonework or the proper charge for it, I shall the more readily acquiesce in the judgt. of my better informed Colleagues, or in that of either if both should not in time be heard from. With friendly respects Draft (DLC) .
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Brockenbrough to inform him of the date of the remittance of 3000. D. to mr Appleton this last spring. every thing from him may be daily expected. all except the capitels were on board ship at the date of his letter Apr. 13. every thing should therefore be got in readiness to run up the columns immediately. send me also Raggi’s contract for the bases. ViU :...
My last ride to the University and return without getting off of my horse, with the heat of the day so overcome me with fatigue that I could scarcely reach home, and still leaves me so sore and languid that I have not been on my horse since, nor shall I be able yet for some days. if therefore any consultation is necessary with me I must ask the favor of yourself and mr Bergamin to take a ride...
Will you be so good as to drop me a line the moment the Philadelphia workmen arrive, informing me when they may be expected here, as it might induce me to put off my departure until I see them fixed here. Perry has promised to have dormitories for the master workmen and Cellars ready for the others which was my promise. I salute you with friendships & respect. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers...
I think that the form of Articles of agreement will be much better than that of Bonds for the leases of the hotels. they admit much more conveniently the insertion of all the variety of covenants which may be thought necessary from time to time as circumstances may suggest. I have therefore prepared and now inclose a form containing all the articles which at present occur to me as necessary,...
Dec. 9. answ d that we had no authority to borrow until the annuity payable Jan. 1. is exhausted; but that that may be rec d punctually on that day CSmH : Jefferson File.
I think we should hire as many hands for the next as we did for the current year. there is a great deal of work to be done yet on the grounds. frdly salutns ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Received of A. S Brockenbrough Proctor of the University of V a a Draft on the Bursar for Two thousand four hundred & eleven dollars 26 cents it being the balance of three thousand dollars for the first payment for a tract of Land lately purchased of him for the University of V a ViU .
I have just recd yours of June 29[h]; and am much obligd by your considerate provision of quarters for me & Mrs. M. during the approaching Sessions of the Bd. of Visitors. Should my health suddenly improve so far as to enable me to attend, I shall avail myself of the arrangement you have made. But such is at present my feeble state, with some remains of indisposition, that I count on the...
I have received your letter of the 19th. inst: For an answer, I refer to the communication you will receive from Genl. Cocke, which will make known our views on the subject of it. With friendly respects RC ( ViU ); draft (DLC) .
If our last advertisement was printed in hand bills or on letter sheets, I shall be glad of a dozen to save writing letters. yours affectionately. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Th: Jefferson asks from mr Brockenbrough the favor of 1200. bricks, all clinkers, and if he can place them to the account of Cap t Perry it will be an accomodation perhaps all round. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
It has been decided by the Visitors of the Univy. that Mr. Gray & Mr Chapman whose hotels were discontinued, may, if it be their option resume the charge thereof, with a special proviso that this arrangement is subject to the further consideration of the Board at its meeting in July next; and that in the mean-time, they are to be subject to the enactments relating to Hotel Keepers Copy...
I inclose by Mr. Loren 2 letters which he has just handed to me. They explain his object, & the grounds on which the writers espouse it. One of them Mr L must be known to you, by reputation at least The other Col. Storrow stands very high with all who are acquainted with him. I can add nothing to what is said in behalf of Mr L. but that I know nothing that can derogate from it Draft (DLC) .
I transcribe for your information a resolution of the Visitors of the University entered into at their late meeting, to which they recommend your early attention. also a copy of an advertisement to be published in the Enquirer and Central gazette. accept the assurance of my friendship and respect. ViU .
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 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...
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...