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  1. Nov 2017
    1. To instruct the mass of our citizens in these their rights, interests and duties, as men and citizens, being then the objects of education in the primary schools, whether private or public, in them should be taught reading, writing & numerical arithmetic, the elements of mensuration (useful in so many callings)

      He started this off by trying to just teach the people their rights to make them better people? Why make a school for that though?

    2. he commissioners were first to consider at what point it was understood that university education should commence?

      Was there different grade or age levels back than?

  2. Sep 2017
    1. A Professor is proposed for antient Languages, the Latin, Greek and Hebrew, particularly, but these Languages being the foundation common to all the Sciences, it is difficult to foresee what may be the extent of this school

      It's interesting to me that they knew language would be the key aspect of the school. They didn't know how big the school would be, yet they knew how language would be key to understanding to the other subjects. They would probably be surprised to see what the schools become and the amount of respect this schools classes hold

    2. The considerations which have governed the specification of languages to be taught by the professor of Modern Languages were that the French is the language of general intercourse among nations, and as a depository of human Science is unsurpassed by any other language living or dead:

      I found it very interesting that these languages were taught to help classes the language flowed with. French was wide spread so it was taught in trade, Spanish was taught since a majority of the population spoke it, and Italian was the major language of the of the fashion industry. The languages now would change depending on majors and would help in different ways now.

    1. The Italian abounds with works of Very superior Order, Valuable for their matter, and still more distinguished as models of the finest taste in style and composition,

      Each language was taught to have their own specific purpose, Italian was considered a fashion language so it was taught for those trying to get into that line of work

    2. discouraging persuasion, that man is fixed, by the law of his nature, at a given point: that his improvement is a chimæra,

      They wanted UVA to be a place of learning and encouraged knowledge so they prevented negative thoughts on being stuck in place