To Mr. John V. Kain [sic]

Sir Mar. 30 .25

You are hereby appointed Librarian to the University
of Virginia, with a compensation of 150. D. a year to be
paid by the Proctor from the funds of the University
an important part of your charge will be to keep the books
in a state of sound preservation, undamaged and free from injury by moisture or
other accident, and in their stated arrangement on the shelves according to the
method and order of their catalogues. your other general duties
and rules of conduct are prescribed in the printed collection of the enactments of the
Board of Visitors, of these rules the Board will expect the strictest
observance from yourself on your part and that you take care use the utmost vigilance that they
be strictly observed by others. Given under my hand this 30th day
of Mar. 1825.

ThJ Rector of the University