1817.029: Sundry Documents on Subject of a System of Public Education.

Published: 1817

Full Title: Sundry documents on the subject of a system of public education for the state of Virginia.

Author: Literary Fund of Virginia.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Thomas Ritchie

Description: 78 pgs.; 23 cm. (8vo).


Published by the President and Directors of the Literary Fund pursuant to a resolution of the General Assembly dated February 22, 1817. Contents include: A bill for the more general diffusion of knowledge, proposed by the committee of revisors of the laws of Virginia, appointed by the general assembly in 1770 [Jefferson's Revisal]; Letter of Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr originally published in the Enquirer [dated September 7, 1814]; Report of the president and directors of the literary fund, Dec. 1816; A bill providing for establishment of primary schools, academies, colleges and an university passed the house Feb. 18, 1817, and rejected by the senate Feb. 20, 1817; A bill for amending the constitution of William and Mary, proposed by the committee of revisors appointed in 1778; circular letter from His Excellency Wilson C. Nicholas, governor of Virginia, to sundry gentlemen, on the subject of a system of public education for the state of Virginia, May 30, 1816 [with answers to that letter, by James Monroe, Thomas Cooper, J. Aug. Smith, Timothy Dwight, and Samuel L. Mitchell].

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