Monticello Nov. 24. 24.
The Report of the Rector & Visitors of the University of Virga which accompanies this letter, expressing a doubt, from the informn then , whether our Agent would be able to effect the of his mission to Europe at as early a day as we had expected, observed that ‘of this more would be known in time for it’s communication by the Rector with the Report’. I have that since the date of that report mr Gilmer is arrived at N. York and informs me by letters from thence (being detained there by sickness ) and also by a letter of Sep. 15. from London just recieved that he has engaged five Professors for the University to wit,
|George Long for Antient languages|
|George Blaetterman for Modern languages|
|Thos H. Key for Mathematics|
|Charles Bonnycastle for Natural Philos. and|
|Dr Robley Dunglison for Anatomy Etc|
that these Professors might be expected to arrive within 10. days from the date of his letter, and that we may confidently say that the University will be opened on the 1st day of Feb. next as had been proposed. the other Professors will be appointed from among citizens Accept the assurance of my high consideration.
Th: J. Rector