Thomas Jefferson Papers

Central College Donors and Founders to the University of Virginia Commissioners, [before 27 July 1818]

Central College Donors and Founders to the University of Virginia Commissioners

[before 27 July 1818]

Whereas by an Act of the General Assembly for appropriating a part of the revenue of the literary fund to the endowment of an University and for the appointment of Commissioners to enquire & report to the legislature a proper site for the same, the said Commissioners are authorized “to receive any voluntary contributions whether conditional or absolute, whether in land, money, or other property, which may be offered thro them to the Treasurer1 and directors of the literary fund, for the benefit of the University” Be it therefore known that we the subscribers, contributors & founders2 of the establishment of the Central College near Charlottesville do hereby authorise & empower3 the visitors of the said College, or a majority of them or the Proctor4 thereof, to offer thro the said commissioners to the President & directors of the literary fund, the said Central College, with all the lands, moneys, credits & other property thereto belonging, and of the same to make an absolute conveyance. On Condition that the lands of the said College be ultimately adopted by the legislature as the site of the said university. In Witness whereof, we have hereto subscribed our names.5

Wm Mitchell    James Madison
Joel Yancey J. H. Cocke
Chas Johnston. Joseph C. Cabell
H. Harrison. Zachariah Nevil
Richd Pollard Henry Dawson
Rob. Morriss Ro: Rives
Thos Wells W. C Rives.
Wm Garth John P. Cobbs.
Moses Peregoy. Landon Cabell
John Fretwell Thomas J MClelland
Hugh Chisholm Dixon Dedman
saml Carr. Clif: Harris.
N H Lewis. Charles Brown
David Isaacs Reuben Maury
Lewis Teel Mann Page
Peter Porter J. H. Marks
N. Bramham Francis McGehee
Saml L Hart I. A. Coles
John Winn Jno Coles
Ira Garrett. James Lindsay
John Jones Martin Thacker
Fras B. Dyer Christopher Hudson
John Watson L.M. John Harris.
John slaughter Richard Woods
Jo: Bishop John Dunkum
J. Goss Daniel M. Railey
Jas Minor Tho: Wood
Ben: Hardin. John F: Carr
William Dunkum Henry Chiles
Jas O. Carr. Achilles Broadhead
Drury Wood. Micajah Woods
Will Cabell Tucker Coles
Geo: Calloway. James Leitch
John H Craven J. W. Garth
Frank Carr. V. W. southall
Jno: Minor Geo: W Kinsolving
Wm Brown Wm Watson
Jas: Clark John C. Ragland
James H Terrell saml Leitch.
Ira Harris O. Norris.
Nelson Barksdale P. Minor.
Garland Garth. Th: Jefferson
Thos J. Randolph Jeremiah A. Goodman
Wm Woods Arthur Whitehurst
John M. Perry. John Walker.
Geo: M. Woods Jesse Garth.
Danl F. Carr J: Pollock
Alex: Garrett John Fagg
William Leitch C. Wertenbaker
Jas Dinsmore. Wm H. Meriwether
saml Dyer senr Allen Dawson
Tho: Eston Randolph Elijah Brown
Joseph Coffman James Wood
John Hudson Th: W. Maury
Zachariah shackleford.
 

I do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original deed signed by the subscribers whose names are thereto annexed, which was laid before the board of Commissioners for the University of Virginia on the first day of August 1818.

Th: W. Maury secy to the Board

Tr (Vi: RG 79, House of Delegates, Speaker, Executive Communications); entirely in Maury’s hand and signed by him. Dft (photocopy in ViU: TJP); entirely in TJ’s hand; lacking signatures and Maury’s certification; on verso of Dft of announcement by Nelson Barksdale described below. Printed in University of Virginia Commissioners’ Report, 29–31, with signatories in different sequence.

On verso of Dft is an announcement from Nelson Barksdale to Central College Subscribers, [ca. 1 Apr. 1818]: “The subscriber being appointed Proctor to the Central college near Charlottesville, with authority to recieve all contributions thereto gives notice to the Contributors that their 1st instalment is now due, and requests that it may either be deposited in the Richmd bank of Virga, or remitted to the sbscrbr at Charlle whichever is most to their convenience. those who have so far favd that instn as to recieve subscription papers are <desired> requested without delay to inclose the same to mr J. the visitor residing nearest to the place” (photocopy of Dft in ViU: TJP; entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; at head of text: “Central College”). Subjoined to this text is an undated tally in TJ’s hand of Central College resources:

“Glebes 3195. 86
Albemarle 29360.
Cumberland 1660 }
150 2090 
280
Fluvanna 1490 
Lynchburg 900 
Nelson 1052.
Messrs Tucker & Coalter 300 
Wm Brent. Acquia. 100 
38487. 86
Winchester 900.
 papers retd 39387. 86
known Messrs Carter & Harris 1000.

The act of the general assembly was “An Act appropriating part of the revenue of the Literary Fund, and for other purposes” (Acts of Assembly [1817–18 sess.], 11–5 [21 Feb. 1818], quote on p. 14). l.m.: “Little Mountain.”

1University of Virginia Commissioners’ Report: “President.”

2Preceding two words interlined in Dft.

3Preceding two words interlined in Dft.

4Preceding eight words interlined in Dft, with following word omitted there.

5Dft ends here.

Index Entries

  • An Act appropriating part of the revenue of the Literary Fund, and for other purposes (1818) search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); and Central College search
  • Barksdale, Nelson; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Barksdale, Nelson; as Central College proctor search
  • Bishop, Joseph; and Central College subscription search
  • Bramham, Nimrod; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Brent, William (of Stafford Co.); and Central College subscription search
  • Brodhead (Broadhead), Achilles; and Central College subscription search
  • Brown, Charles (1783–1879); and Central College subscription search
  • Brown, Elijah; and Central College subscription search
  • Brown, William (first listed, of Albemarle Co.); and Central College subscription search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Cabell, Landon; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Cabell, William (1759–1822); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Callaway, George; and Central College subscription search
  • Carr, Daniel Ferrell; and Central College subscription search
  • Carr, Frank; and Central College subscription search
  • Carr, James O.; and Central College subscription search
  • Carr, John F.; and Central College subscription search
  • Carr, Samuel (TJ’s nephew); and Central College subscription search
  • Carter, Mr.; and Central College subscription search
  • Central College; as state university of Va. search
  • Central College; Donors and Founders of to the University of Virginia Commissioners search
  • Central College; funding for search
  • Central College; subscription for search
  • Chiles, Henry; and Central College subscription search
  • Chisholm, Hugh; and Central College subscription search
  • Clarke, James (of Albemarle Co.); and Central College subscription search
  • Coalter, John; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Cobbs, John P.; and Central College subscription search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Coffman, Joseph; and Central College subscription search
  • Coles, Isaac A.; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Coles, John (1774–1848); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Coles, Tucker; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Craven, John H.; and Central College subscription search
  • Dawson, Allen; and Central College subscription search
  • Dawson, Henry; and Central College subscription search
  • Dedman, Dixon; and Central College subscription search
  • Dinsmore, James; and Central College subscription search
  • Dunkum, John; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Dunkum, William; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Dyer, Francis B.; and Central College subscription search
  • Dyer, Samuel (1756–1840); and Central College subscription search
  • Fagg, John; and Central College subscription search
  • Fretwell, John; and Central College subscription search
  • Garrett, Alexander; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Garrett, Ira; and Central College subscription search
  • Garth, Garland; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Garth, Jesse; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Garth, Jesse Winston; and Central College subscription search
  • Garth, William; and Central College subscription search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Goss, John; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Hardin, Benjamin; and Central College subscription search
  • Harris, Clifton; and Central College subscription search
  • Harris, Ira; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Harris, John (d.1832); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Harris, Mr. (of Virginia); and Central College subscription search
  • Harrison, H.; and Central College subscription search
  • Hart, Samuel L.; and Central College subscription search
  • Hudson, John; and Central College subscription search
  • Isaacs, David; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Public Service; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Johnston, Charles; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Jones, John; and Central College subscription search
  • Kinsolving, George Washington; and Central College subscription search
  • Leitch, James; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Leitch, Samuel; and Central College subscription search
  • Leitch, William; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Lewis, Nicholas Hunter; and Central College subscription search
  • Lindsay, James; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Marks, John Hastings; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Maury, Reuben; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Maury, Thomas Walker; and Central College subscription search
  • McCleland, Thomas Stanhope; and Central College subscription search
  • McGehee, Francis; and Central College subscription search
  • Merewether, William H.; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Minor, James (of Albemarle Co.); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Minor, John (of Albemarle Co.); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Minor, Peter; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Mitchell, William; and Central College subscription search
  • Morris, Robert (of Lynchburg); and Central College subscription search
  • Nevil, Zachariah; and Central College subscription search
  • Norris, Opie; and Central College subscription search
  • Page, Mann (1791–1850); and Central College subscription search
  • Perry, John M.; and Central College subscription search
  • Perrygory, Moses; and Central College subscription search
  • Pollard, Richard; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Pollock, John; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Porter, Peter; and Central College subscription search
  • Ragland, John C.; and Central College subscription search
  • Railey, Daniel Mayo; and Central College subscription search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Central College subscription search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and Central College subscription search
  • Rives, Robert; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Rives, William Cabell; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Shackleford, Zachariah; and Central College subscription search
  • Southall, Valentine Wood; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • subscriptions, nonpublication; for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Teel, Lewis; and Central College subscription search
  • Terrell, James H.; and Central College subscription search
  • Thacker, Martin; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Tucker, St. George; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; Central College Donors and Founders to the University of Virginia Commissioners search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; commissioners search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search
  • Virginia; Literary Fund search
  • Walker, John (of Albemarle Co.); and Central College subscription search
  • Watson, John (of Little Mountain); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Watson, William; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Wells, Thomas (1771–1822); and Central College subscription search
  • Wertenbaker, Christian; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Whitehurst, Arthur; and Central College subscription search
  • Winn, John (d.1837); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Wood, Drury; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Wood, James (of Albemarle Co.); and Central College subscription search
  • Wood, Thomas (of Albemarle Co.); and Central College subscription search
  • Woods, George M.; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Woods, Micajah; and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Woods, William (ca.1777–1849); and Central College subscription search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search