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This [will] be handed to you by [James] To[dd from] Philada. who intends to enter himself a Student of the University. Being young & a perfect stranger, he will need all the kindness, in getting him properly settled which I well know yr. readiness to bestow in such cases. It is particularly desirable that he shd have in his dormitory an advantageous associate. He proposes to attend the Schools...
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) .
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 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...
I have recd. yours of the 10th. inst. As you can judge better probably than I can of the rule sugested by equity for adjusting the effect of the late suspension at the University, between the Students & the Hotel Keepers, I can only advise that you continue to exercise your own judgment, keeping in your hands as far as may be admissible, the means of accommodating a final arrangemt to the...
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...
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 have just recd. a letter from Dr. Patterson, saying that he accepts the professorship of Nat: Philos: on the supposition that the Pavillion occupied by Mr. Long will be assigned him. This he considers as a material point, and what he understood when at the University, was to be the arrangement, in the event of his becoming a Member of the Faculty. I shall not answer his letter [well] before...
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...
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...
Understanding that notice has been given to all the Hotel-Keepers except Mr Minor that their appointments are to cease at the end of the present year, I wish the effect of it to be limited to Mr. Chapman & Mr. Richeson & Mr. Gray, it being the sense of the Executive Committee, that Mr. Spotswood and Mr. Conway should retain their Hotels; and that in case Mr. John Carter should be willing to...
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) .
I have recd. your letter of the 25th. As the Report of the Visitors to the General Assembly will take its date from the last Session of the Board, the accounts of the Proctor must of course be closed accordingly: and if ready by the 15th. of November for the use of the Rector will be in time for the Meeting of the Assembly on the first Monday in December, when the Report is to be made to it. I...
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...
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...
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 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) .
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) .
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...
Instructions to mr Brockenbrough. 1. Engage mr Broke to come immediately & put another cover of tin on the Dome-room of the Rotunda, without disturbing the old one. 2. the inside plaistering will then be to be coloured uniform with Whiting. 3. the finishing the Dome room to be pushed by every possible exertion, as also the Anatomical building, by employing all the hands which can be got. 4....
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...
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...
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...
I have extracted from the late proceedings of the board of Visitors such articles as require to be immediately known and acted on. I must pray you in the first place to have a fair copy made out and delivered to Doct r Dunglison chairman of the faculty for communication by them to their classes, and that, to all others whom it may concern, you make known yourself such articles as concern them....
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 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...
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).
Will you be so good as to set down a Dormitory engagement for the next season for Paul Clay son of Editha Clay of Bedford, and another for mr Bolivar nephew of Gen l Bolivar, Christ n name not known to me I observe by an error of the press in the University advertising the rent is set down at 28.D. instead of 23.D. pray have it corrected before the next paper comes out, and if it is so in the...
You have truly judged that your letter of the 12 th was not correctly understood, as you intended it, by the attending Visitors. we are desirous to relieve the Professors, strangers as they mostly are, from the disagreeable office of collecting their tuition fees, and that this should be done for them without any diminution of emolument; and the Proctor being the reciever of monies in all...
The Visitors did not form a board yesterday, three members only attending. I communicated to them your letter of that date, but no formal decision could take place on the subjects of the letter. I will state to you however the general sentiments expressed in conversation. 1. they will approve of your borrowing from the library fund the monies necessary for the Professors. 2. the Hotel E . was...
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 .
I inclose you some papers from mr Dawson which ought, I presume, to be deposited in your office. indeed I have so compleatly lost sight of our accounts that I do not understand these papers, and must hereafter depend entirely on your self and the committee of accounts for such general statements as it may be necessary to give to the public. I inclose you a letter from the Collector of N. York...
Answers to the enquiries of mr Brockenbrough’s letter of Nov. 11. 25. 1. a smoke house is indispensable to a Virginia family. therefore they must be built for such of the Professors as require them. 2. Wood yards, inclosed in paling, are necessary also. there is a nook of ground adjacent to D r Dunghilson’s inclosure, on the outside, where the wood yard would not be in the way of any thing....
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...
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.
I now return the deeds and plats of the University lands recieved from you at different times, and also an inclusive plat of the whole 7. parcels bought at different times laid down as exactly as the lines of the several separate ones would admit. I mentioned to you not long since an error which had crept into our practice which it is necessary to correct. it arose thus. the law establishing...
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...
Raggi called on me yesterday while at dinner with company whom I could not leave to open the budget of Appleton’s letters. he promised to come again tomorrow. Appleton informed me expressly that Raggi had not repaid our 50.D. there, and of course that we must look to them here. he claims them on the ground that the price at which he contracted for the bases was too small. but that is nothing...
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. @...
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 the Report of the Visitors we shall state 1. the number of Students matriculated at the University, omitting however such as may have left it, & are not to return again. 2. the number of Students actually and at present engaged in each school as they were yesterday Sep. 30. the 1 st number you can be so good as to furnish, and I must ask the favor of you to get from each of the Professors...
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...
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...
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....
I return you D r Boswell’s letter, as also that of Gowan and Marx of London to mr Gilmer with their account. mr Gilmer having transacted the business with them, the account should be examined by him and certified to be correct, and compared also with Bohn’s account. the balance in their hands will be subject to your draught. I send you as Vouchers for the bills of Excha, the 3 d of each, with...
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...
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 :...
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 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...
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....