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I now inclose you a state of the tickets received by Mr. Wayles and to whom sold. It is taken from two or three states made out by him at different times and corresponding with one another. One of these appears to have been in Colo Byrd’s hands for examination and has some small queries and annotations in his hand writing which shews it to have been approved. Their authenticity is further...
Your favor of Jan. 15. with Mr. Robinson’s letter came to hand Jan. 30. I immediately put them into the hands of a Professor of the college here, in whose recommendations I should have confided. He at first had a hope of engaging one of two good persons who presented themselves to his mind. Both however concluded that the object was not sufficiently enticing, and I have now inclosed the letter...
The inclosed letter from Dr. Witherspoon came to hand soon after I had written mine of the 12th. to you on the subject. I have only therefore as an appendix to that letter to inclose it to you and ask an explanation on the subject of board as early as you can send it, that it may be forwarded in time to the Doctor. I am to add that the same doubt had arisen here with Mr. Patterson, and was one...
I forward the inclosed letter from Doctr. Witherspoon the moment it comes to my hand, in hopes that I may receive Mr. Robinson’s ultimate determination before I leave this place; as, should it come afterwards his or your letter might remain here unopened and the opportunity be lost. I am with great esteem Dear Sir Your friend & servt PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Jerman Baker esq.” Tr ( DLC...
My grandson Jefferson tells me he wrote to sollicit your patronage of the petition of Cap t Joseph Miller now before the legislature praying the confirmation of the will of Tho s Reed his half-brother, under which he claims his property. that letter, with the petition will have fully possessed you of the facts and principles on which his claim is founded, and I add my sollicitations that you...
There is a petition before the legislature for establishing a turnpike road from Rockfish gap through Charlottesville to Moore’s ford on the Rivanna , in which I am much interested, and as I have outlived all my Legislative acquaintances, I must request the favor of yourself and mr Baker (to whom this letter is meant to be equally addressed) to pay some attention to it. but I ask you to do in...
I lately addressed a letter to mr Thweatt , intended equally for you in a case of my own: I now address this to you equally intended for mr Thweatt , in the case of another. it is to sollicit your attention to the petition of Visc o Philip S. Barziza one of the coheirs of Col o Ludwell owner of the Green spring estate . the mother of the petitioner was sole daughter of
Your favor of the 13 th was recieved by our last mail. Francis is now here engaged in learning Spanish. I thought he could not employ the winter better. but he has lost much of it at home. I think in a couple of months he may make such progress as that he will be able afterwards to pursue it by himself. I would then rather have him with mr Wood than any other teacher I know, but would much...
Wayles and Francis are now here and will enter with mr Stack who opens his school three days from this time in Charlottesville , for Latin, Greek and French. he is recommended to me by D r Cooper as the best classical scholar he has ever met with in the US. and my conversations with him satisfy me that his method is solidly good. he is a very modest & correct man in his conduct. his tuition...
It may be of service to the Visitors of the University to possess a statement of the quota of taxes payable into the treasury by the several counties respectively. that being the ratio of the distribution of their portions of the literary fund to the primary schools we may have occasion to make use of it. I presume you possess such a statement, and therefore ask the favor of you to furnish me...