List of Subscribers, Contributors,
and Founders of the Central College
1 August 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 Treasurer and directors of the literary fund, for the benefit of the University” Be it therefore known that we the subscribers contributors & founders of the establishment of the Central College near Charlottesville do hereby authorise & empower the visitors of the said College, or a majority of them or the Proctor 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.
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