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We received your esteemed favor of the 6 th inst. & in reply would state, that we will readily comply with the suggestion, to procure all such Books as may be wanted for your institution, upon its first opening, & of sending an agent to Charlottesville, by way of experiment. We think this will be the best method, as it will thereby give us an opportunity of judging of the expediency of forming...
I have prepared & send by mr. Cooledge, a Bond for the fulfilment of the contract made on the 8 th of April last. M r C. I presume will satisfy you respecting the sufficiency of the security. I would take the liberty of suggesting the expediency of making the deposit of the money, either at the branch bank in Boston, or the parent Bank in Philadelphia, as the U.S. Bills payable in Richmond are...
We now send you case No. 6, containing the Books from the College Library & other works upon American History. Also, a few works of English & French Literature. We find it very difficult at , to procure American History, & it must be some time before we can complete this branch of the collection—As opportunities offer, we shall avail ourselves of them. We are sorry that any disatisfaction...
We received yours of the 9th inst. & regret to hear that any indisposition should have prevented your devoted attention to the object, which has already received so much of your fostering care, & which must, in no considerable degree, feel the want of its continuance. The order for the periodical works, will be immediately forwarded to England & the continent, as also that, for the Tables of...
Y r fav r of the 31 st Ult. address d to our M r H. was rec d in due Course M r Hilliard left for V a last week & will proby be at Charlottsville about the 20 th inst; we shipped, Cases [GRAPHIC IN MANUSCRIPT] 5.6/ German [GRAPHIC IN MANUSCRIPT] 8. 9. 10/ English
We herewith send you Invoices of Books from France, from case no. 10 to 14, inclusive. These were all shipped from New-York, some time since, & we trust, have been received by the Agent at Richmond ere this advice of A part of the works ordered from Germany have arrived at New-York also, and we have this day received seven cases from London, which will be forwarded, as soon as possible. The...
Herewith we send an Invoice of seven cases Books, from London, embracing a considerable portion of your order. the remainder of the English Books are purchased, & will follow soon, excepting those, which cannot be procured, an account of which, will also be given. Our correspondents in France & Germany have advised us, that the auctions, during the winter season, of several private Libraries,...
Yours of the 7 th inst. was duly received. In some instances the Books we have procured here vary from the precise editions ordered, from the circumstance, that we considered those sent, best & cheapest; but in our orders to Europe, we have been very particular, in specifying the size and editions. We find those, which You have mentioned as not ordered, the following on your catalogue:— 49...
on the inst. we shipped to the care of Col. Peyton 3 cases Books from England, 1 from France, & 2 from Germany; & yesterday one other case from Germany. These, with what are now on their way from Europe, and the addition of some American works, which have not, as yet been found, will make about the full amount of our commission. We have received by the last arrivals advice of such works as...
We herewith send an Invoice of three cases of Books from France shipped from New York, one of which was opened & found to correspond with the original order. As we supposed the other cases correct they have not been opened, and they will be less liable to injury from not being repacked. The Anatomical plates are in sheets, and are generally sold & preserved in this form in Port-folios. They...