Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 28 November 1823

An estimate of Officers salaries: hire of Labourers and other expences of the University of Va per Annum—

For  the hire of 15 labourers a 65$p An  $975
 1 Woman  25
Overseers Wages  150—
Provision, say corn & Bacon for their support  550—
for the support of a four horse team
475 Bushels of Rye a 4/–  316.75
15.000 wt of Hay a 6/–  150.00  466.75
Taxes on Land & Negroes  75.00
Clothing 15 Men & one Woman a 12.50  200.00
Proctors, & Bursars Salaries  3000
for contingent & unforeseen expences  118.25

Novr 28 1823—

Dr Sir

Above you have a statement of the annual expences of the institution as near as I can come at it—I do not think it necessary to keep up so large a force as this estimate embraces unless we go into the brick making business again the next year—The present year with a small additional force we have made between eight and nine hundred thousand bricks for the Rotunda in addition to the other labour we have performed, for the two last years for clerks hire collecting &c the expences have been about $400—p ann: which is not embraced in the above estimate, because Mr Dawsons charges here after will be very inconsiderable and I presume the collectors duties will cease in a short time

I am Sir respectfully your Obt Sert

A. S. Brockenbrough P. U. Va

ViU: Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).

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