William Short letter to John Hartwell Cocke, [manuscript] 1827 June 7.


William Short letter to John Hartwell Cocke, [manuscript] 1827 June 7.

Short tells Cocke that he has received new information about Mr. Adrain, who is under consideration for the position of professor of mathematics at the University of Virginia. Short states that Adrain "has more celebrity as a Professor than any other in question ... [and] would carry more eclat to the University." Should Adrain not accept the position, Mr. Nulty would be an acceptable choice. Short then mentions that [George Grey Skipwith], the son of "F[ulwar] Skipwith" had "obtained leave from West Point, finding that they would proceed to expel him."

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