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  1. Nov 2017
    1. It is supposed that such pavilions on an average of the larger & smaller will cost each about $5,000; each dormitory about $350, and Hotels of a single room for a Refectory, & two rooms for the tenant necessary for dieting the students will cost about $3.500 each.

      As a previous commenter mentioned, inflation is an essential factor to consider these numbers. I also think that considering what was previously mentioned and known about the university, it is important to note the way in which this could have been used to keep minorities out. Given the recent news of the rise of tuition, not only in Virginia but across the country, the effects on minority students. This is just one of the many ways that they are systematically cut off from higher education.

    2. : each of these was unexceptionable as to healthiness & fertility.

      I feel like this statement is more opinion than fact. The judgment that the area was chosen for the university and essentially Thomas Jefferson’s vision is suitable is an observation made strictly through the single perspective. This said perspective is shaped by the ideals of Jefferson and other elite figures at the time. Given the lack of diversity in this region, the University of Virginia may have been one of the most ideal places to settle at the time. As a matter of fact, in the following sentence, the “centrality to the white population” is a truth that is explicitly mentioned. Lastly, the use of the word “fertility” begs the question fruitful for whom?