should remain here."" Since that time, I have been made
Professor of Mineralogy with an Additional Salary of
1000$ and President pro temp. of the College, from which
I suspect I shall have no occasion to remove, but in
conformity to my own wishes."" My family, my furniture,
my apparatus are all here or at Charleston, and the re-
moval has cost me 800$ at least."" I must therefore now
consider myself as fixed in this place.
You want a Chemist & Mineralogist: I can with per-
fect confidence & under the fullest conviction, declare
that Mr. Vanuxem whom you saw with me, is possessed of
knowledge of these subjects, beyond that of any person
known to me in the United States."" I believe in press-
ing him on your notice, I am doing much more service to
your institution, than to him."" Had I gone to Charlottes-
ville, I should have recommended him here: as it is, I
assert without scruple or hesitation, that you cannot do
so well (so well underlined) as to take him.
Two years incessantly devoted to these pursuits in
Philadelphia, and three more years laboriously employed
in the same way in Paris, has given him opportunities
(fully embraced) of acquiring the knowledge in question,
beyond any man in America."" For his character at Paris,"
as an honour to his country there, I am instructed to
refer to Mr. Gallatin who will most readily confirm my
report."" No Professor from England has had equal advantages:"