University Va Feb: 7th 1822
Permit me to ask you when we shall probably get any more money, for our creditors here— I can assure I am harassed almost out of my life—After deducting the following large debts there is but little left to pay to the undertakers. I have already accepted more of their drafts then there are funds in the bursars hands. debts now to be paid
|on. D. W & C Warwick for Tin||$969.75|
|To. John Van Lew & co for hardware||717.20|
|〃 B. & Harvie for Nails||1197.00|
|〃 E. Lowher for Painting & Materials say.||500.00|
|〃 Bonds for hire laborers last year||988.50|
|〃 Blackford, Arthur & Co for Stoves & Weights||301 93|
|〃 Balance of the $8000 in Bursars hands||3325.62|
The above debts I suppose must be paid as most of articles were purchased at a specified time—and is now due. for the undertakers I have accepted for lumber & work largely the above balance of $3.325.62 not recollecting the amt I should have to pay for the above articles—If it be practicable to get seven or eight thousand more in a short time it would be a great accommodation to the undertakers here I am Dr Sir yours most respectfully
A. S. Brockenbrough
In order to æconomize I have directed the Hotels on the western street to be finished without internal Cornices or entablatures—If you wish them otherwise you will please instruct me to that effect please let me tomorrow—
A. S B—h.
CSmH: Jefferson File.