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The Governor called the attention of the board to the subject of appointing Visitors for the University of Virginia in Conformity with the provisions of an act of assembly passed the 25 January 1819 —Whereupon, the following persons were duly appointed Visitor—to wit: Thomas Jefferson — James Madison — Chapman Johnson — Jos. C. Cabell
The Answer of the President & Directors of the Rivanna Company to the Bill of Complaint exhibited in this honble Court against them by Thomas Jefferson These Respondents saving to themselves now & hereafter all manner of exceptions to the various matters & things set forth in the Plaintiff’s Bill of Complaint for Answer thereto, or to so much thereof as they are advised is necessary for them...
Haveing been requested by the visitors of the Central College to Examine and report on the Eligibility of Tin as a Covering for Houses as Introduced in Staunton —I beg leave to inform them that I have repaired to that place. was Introduced to the owners of the two Principal Houses Coverd with Tin— m r Smith , and m r Cowan and also to m r Brook the workman who put it on—they all acted with...
M r Nelson has come over to do the work of Pavilion N o 5 – Before I knew of it was your and General Cocke s intention that M r Nelson should
In obedience to the order of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia , requiring of the Proctor “an estimate of the whole cost of completing ten pavilions, with their appendages, the number deemed necessary for the proper accommodation of the whole number of Professors contemplated by the Legislature , five hotels, and dormitories in number depending on the number of Students who...
Thomas Jefferson Demandant }  against  upon a writ of Right John Hudson & Charles Hudson   Tenants On motion of the Demandant by his attorney it is ordered by the Court that the Surveyor of this County, do go upon the land in controversy , survey the same, and return five fair plats thereof to this Court— MS ( Albemarle Co. Law Order Book [1809–21], 306); in Alexander Garrett
In settling some business with M r Garrett to day I find (for the first time I have known it) $200— paid to M r Giacomo Raggi which is that am t more than he should have recieved—- In your statement (to M r Garrett) of M r Appletons acc t May 8 h 1822. You state it thus Proceeds of former remittance $1239 .00 to be paid to Giacomo Raggi 200
On a former occasion I took the liberty of submitting to your inspection, a little publication, which I had prepared for the Managers of the Society for the Prevention of Pauperism in NewYork. I was actuated by a desire, which I believe is common to all authors, however trifling their performances, the desire of making known their works to the great and good. I am emboldened to trouble your...
I received your letter of the 30 th ultimo, with two Invoices enclosed, for the Marble by the Ship Caroline from Leghorn. The Invoices are returned herewith agreeably to your request. The marks do not agree with the Invoices & bill of lading received. I have entered the Marble and paid the duly thereon copies of the entries are enclosed, & have shipped the same on board the Sloop Eliza Allen,...
Your Coffee and Corks went by a Waggon on tuesday last, to Charlottesville, care M r Raphael, the Wine is double cased, & ready for the first trusty Boat— MHi .
It is with emmotions of extreme regret, that I am necessitated to trouble you with an inquiry relating to the causes of a phenomenon which has fallen under my observation, which I have not been able to account for satisfactorily to myself—and which I have not been able to find any body who could account for it either to themselves or me, indeed the greatest number of those of whom I have made...
I have been Dear Sir long oppressed under duty, respect and friendship, in having omited to write to you about the Plow which you so obligingly sent me.   The principle on which the form is given is undoubtably excellent, as the action is by strait lines, yet without a proper length is given to the mould board, all its advantages are lost. I made repeated tryals of this Plow by an expert...
Mr Sullivan who will have the pleasure to present you this letter, intending to visit the upper part of our State, & particularly the university, having expressd a desire to be made known to you, I give him with pleasure this introduction. He is the son of gov r Sullivan of Massachusetts with whom you were probably acquainted. With great respect & sincere regard I am dear Sir your friend— MHi .
I have recd. from Mr. H. Wheaton who is engaged in a Biography of the late W. Pinkney a letter wch. I inclose with my answer. If your recollection or memoranda can confirm or enlarge the information I have given with respect to the origin of the Embargo, be so good as to return my answer that it may be improved: If otherwise, it may be sealed & forwarded; the letter from Mr. Wheaton to be...
The condescending kindnesses and proofs of your regard, with which I have been honoured by you induces me, to take the liberty of offering to your acceptance, the humble tribute of a female acquaintance , with which I was lately favoured. I paid her a visit at New-york and could not decline, to Send you in her name her last publication—before She returned to her native country— Amsterdam . She...
I use the opportunity of mr. gallatins return to the United States to acknowledge the receipt of your letter. of the 30th of oct last, and to inform you that he has taken charge of five small parcels for you containing bose and Brocheeses. Baron Humboldt sends you a copy of his last publication and Bishop gregoire a copy of his manuel de Visté . Your Parisian friends are glad to hear of the...
In return for the honor you did me by the Communication in your favour of the 15 th Jan y , please to accept my most sincere acknowledgements. I would by no means inconvenience you a second time were I aware how a Letter from me could reach the Board of Visitors of the College, and consequently once more take the Liberty of trespassing on your politeness to entreat, you will have the goodness...
Will you pardon my presumption in addressing a few lines to you, for the purposes of soliciting your aid on obtaining an appointment for my Son in one of the public Departments,—it is so long since I have had the pleasure of seeing you, & my acquaintance even then was so limited, that I cannot but feel the temerity, of my present application, I rely Sir, on your well known Philanthropy.—My...
Jai eu l’honneur de vous ecrire en date du 10. aout pour vous annoncer le malheur que j’ai eu de perdre mon pere . depuis lors j’ai reçu vos honorables lettres , & jai acheminé a nice celles que vous m’aves adressé pour expedièr. Jai aussi reçu de la part de M r John Vaughan un effet Sur paris de ƒ 1312.50—Cequi Servira a effectuer vos commissions. N’etant pas trop au fait de Ces Sortes...
I have the pleasure of sending you through mr Sheldon, three great volumes and two letter s. The greeks have lately gained some advantages, and anticipating freedom are now preposing a constitution, or form of government adapted to their situation. The more enlightened Spaniards, motivated by the same feelings, still manifest a vigorous resistance: but the lower class, it is said, generally...
I hope you will believe me sincere when I assure you that it is with the greatest reluctance that I intrude on the quiet of your calm retreat, at an age when exertion must be irksome; yet when I reflect that there is a motive which has ever been more powerful with you than even the love of philosophie ease, the love of active kindness, I am emboldened to beg a few moments of your time. Having...
I have the honor of transmitting herewith, an Engraving of John Paul Jones , which I received yesterday for the embellishment of his Life, which is now, in press: my object in enclosing this engraving to you, is, to ask your opinion as to the likeness , design, & c . and if you think the facsimilie of his signature is Correct. My great anxiety in having the Work & likeness Complete must be, my...
When I had the pleasure to be at your house a few weeks since, you expressed a desire to have another copy of the Report of our Commissioners upon a System of Common Schools. Agreeably to my promise at that time, I now send you the pamphlet. I trust, that I may be permitted to use the occasion to testify to you the very high respect, which I entertain for your persevering labours in the cause...
Vous trouverez la demarche que je fais près de Vous très extraordinaire, mais ayant entendu louer Votre humanité, je m’hazarde après bien de la peine à Vous adresser cette lettre, il m’en Coute infiniment, mais la detresse dans laquelle Se trouve mon père m’y force; ayant perdu la plus grande partie de notre fortune par la guerre qui a eu lieu en france , mon pere perdit encor Sa place et fut...
It has for some time past that I have promised myself the pleasure of paying you a Visit, yet the situation of my family and the interests of the Museum has not allowed me that indulgence. My Son Titian has not only great skill in preserving all kinds of Animals, but also he has acquired an abundance of knowledge in Natural history, I mean of animated nature. And my Son Franklin is possessed...
I received your letter of the 11 th ins t last night & hasten to reply to it—tho’ I regret to say in not so satisfactory a manner as I could wish— At the time of Co l Nicholas ’ failure I knew you were indorser on some notes of his & should have informed you of his being protested, but doubted not Co l N would (as he has done) write you himself —I this morning called at his house & there...
I very reluctantly enclose you the list of Medals furnished by D r Mease from a fear that the answer to his enquiry may prove of some inconvenience. M r Madison will carry with him the Volume of plates of which I Spoke to Monticello , together with a print of the lately finished and much admired front of the Louvre in Paris . RC (
I take the liberty of enclosing a list of queries which Judge Tilghman has handed to me—Many of these are local—but if to any of them you can give a reply which may assist him in the Task he has undertaken & enable him to do the Justice he wishes to our Deceased friend ( whose loss we every day feel more & more) it is very desireable—
On the 24 th of Oct r I had the honor to address you, acknowledging receipt of the amount of your Draft on Bernard Peyton Esq r &c. I think I already took the liberty of informing you that I had resumed the Agency of the “Boston Glass Comp y ” and Should be gratified to receive your future orders— Presuming that the “Central College” will now progress rapidly to completion, and that it is your...
I ought not to have neglected so long to write you an account of the delightful visit I received from M r and M rs Cooledge, M rs C— deserves all the high praises I have constantly heard concerning her, She entertained me with accounts of your sentiments of human life, which accorded so perfectly with mine that it gave me great delight—In one point however I could not agree—she said, she had...