At a meeting of the Visitors Etc on Monday the 7th of Oct. 1822.
Resolved that the Proctor be instructed to enter into conferences with
such skilful and responsible undertakers as he would approve for the building
of the Library, on the plan heretofore proposed, and now in his possession and
to procure from them declarations of the smallest sums for which they will under-
take the different portions of the work of the said building each portion to be done
as well, in materials, manner & sufficiency as the best of the same kind of
work already done in the preceding buildings, or as well and sufficiently
as shall now be agreed on: that (omitting the capitels [sic] of the columns, which
would be procured elsewhere_) the several other portions be specified under
such general heads and details as may be convenient to shew [sic] the cost of each,
and by whom undertaken, fixing also the time within which each portion shall
be compleated [sic]: and that his agreements be provisional only, and subject
to the future acceptance or refusal of the Visitors.
Th Jefferson Rector
The subscribers to this institution (commenced under the name of the Central
College, but called afterwards the University of Virginia, with the approbation of a
Majority) are informed that in the course of the ensuing month of November
they will be applied to by a Collector for the arrears of their subscriptions.
While the buildings could be carried on from other resources it was left to the
subscribers to pay at their convenience, and much has been paid. but [sic] the
state of the funds of the University, and the wants of the workmen now render a
call necessary on those who have not yet paid up their whole instalments. it [sic] is
hoped therefore that the same liberality, and zeal for providing the means of edu-
cation within our own state which induced them to promise contributions for
this purpose, will lead to the fulfilment [sic] of their engagements now when become absolutely necessary
to do justice to those who have yielded their services on the faith of these engagements.
A.S. Brockenbrough. Proctor.