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Your letter of Mar. 29th. with a copy of the engraving of General Lafayette have just come safe to hand. The Memoir of him you were so good as to add was purloined on the way, the empty cover alone appearing. Mrs. Madison is greatly obliged by the excellent portrait of the Hero of Liberty & Humanity so dear to us all. It cannot be permitted however to enter into the Account where you have...
I have duly recd. the copy of the “Life of General Lafayette” kindly supplying the miscarriage of that first sent, of which nothing has been heard. I return my thanks, Sir, for this valuable and seasonable tribute to illustrious merit. I have read it with great pleasure, & with a wish that it could be universally read by our fellow Citizens. It could not but strengthen by enlightening their...
I have recd. your favour of Novr. 21. inclosing a copy of your “Remarks concerning Harvard University.” I have found in them much edifying to other Institutions, as well as a triumphant vindication of reforms & improvements in that one. With my thanks for your polite attention, I send, as you request, a Copy of the Code enacted for the University of Virginia; praying you at the same time to be...
My last to you was of Feb. 8. 16. since which I have recieved yours of Mar. 15. Apr. 23. & July 10. 16. in this last you mentioned that you should be in Paris this spring, till which time therefore I have deferred acknoleging them; and also because winter passages for letters to Europe are rare, slow, and uncertain. The German editions of Homer, Virgil, Juvenal, Aeschylus and Tacitus, which...
Your favor of Aug. 14. was delivered to me as I was setting out for the distant possession, from which I now write, & to which I pay frequent & long visits. on my arrival here I make it my first duty to write the letter you request to mr Erving , and to inclose it in this under cover to your father, that you may get it in time. my letters are always letters of thanks because you are always...
I recieved, two days ago, your favor of Aug. 10. from Madrid , an d sincerely regret that my letter to Cardinal Dugnani did not reach you at Rome . it would have introduced you to a circle worth studying as a variety in the human character. I am happy however to learn that your peregrinations through Europe have been succesful as to the object to which they were directed. you will come home...
M Blatterman has this day transmitted to you testimonials of his character, & of his capacity to teach the modern languages, which will, I trust, be found satisfactory.— Having lived under his roof for many months & taken lessons from him occasionally in the French & German languages, I am perfectly free to say: that his sobriety, diligence, willingness readiness clearness in communicating...
Repeated and severe attacks of illness during the last 15. or 16. months have kept me unable to attend even to necessary business and equally so to maintain a correspondence with my friends. I would not otherwise have been so tardy in congratulating you on your safe return to your family and country, and in acknoleging your letters from Madrid and from sea . and indeed I have, in some degree,...
Your letter of the 1 st instant came to hand on the 12 th and came with cordial welcome, as does every thing from you. it’s subject made it the more so, as one which I had long had in mind. and which, when the tariff was last before congress, I had made an effort to effect thro’ the delegates of our state, and by letters to the Secretary of the Treasury. I coupled with it an endeavour to...
I write this from an occasional residence very distant from Monticello. it will be handed you by mr Jesse B. Harrison, and mr William Beverley Towles, two young gentlemen of this neighborhood who are going on to Cambridge to finish there the education begun here. with them I am not personally acquainted, but much so with their fathers, residents here, and worthy of entire respect. they assure...
I have written a letter to you of this date & from this place which will be handed you by mr Harrison & mr Towles two youths of this vicinity who go on to your Univ ty to finish their educn. what I say in that letter is truth, but an addnal truth which could not be put into an open letter, it is my duty to add for your own inspection only & to forward it by mail. mr Harrison the father has...
I recieved in due time your favor of Jun 16. and with it your Syllabus of lectures on Spanish literature. I have considered this with great interest & satisfn, as it gives me a model of the course I wish to see pursued in the diff t branches of instruction in our University. i.e a methodical, critical & profound explanation by way of protection of every science we propose to teach: I am not...
Your favor fo July 26. has been recieved, and with it the prospectus of the Northampton school. this will certainly prove a great blessing to the individuals who can obtain access to it. the only ground of regret is the small extent of it’s scale, in the few who can share it’s advantages it will lay a solid foundn of virtue as well of learning. but leaving it at the age of 13. they will still...
Gen l La Fayette was here when I rec d your favor of Oct. 26. I communicated to him the respectful mention made of him in your letter which he rec d with very kind expressions towds yourself. the professional occupns which prevented the meeting here which he had proposed to you he considered as a suff t justfn. to us it will give the pleasure of prolonged enjoyment and a more quiet one also in...
I give you many thanks for your German catalogue, which is exactly such as I wished, that is to say, a collection only of their best books. Our Univ ty opened under considerable discoragemts. the nonarrival of 3. of our Professors prevented our open g on the 1 st of Feby as we had announced, and the belief the that they were lost from the length of time since their embaren occasioned many who...