Minutes of the Board of Visitors
of the Central College
Charlottesville. 11 May. 1818.
At a regular meeting of the Visitors of the Central College on 11th. May 1818, at which Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John H. Cocke, & Joseph C. Cabell, were present, it was agreed, that it being uncertain whether Thomas Cooper would accept the Professorship of Chemistry, in the event of his not doing so, it would be expedient to procure a Professor of Mathematicks.1 It was also agreed to allow the Proctor of the College the sum of two hundred dollars for the present year.
J. H. Cocke
Joseph C. Cabell.
Ms (ViU). In Joseph C. Cabell’s hand.
1. Here the following phrase is crossed out: “and that Mr. Jefferson should be authorized to.”