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  1. Nov 2017
    1. 31 acres of land on which all their buildings stand.

      This offer was initially shocking to read- Washington College was willing to donate the land on which the college was built? Why would they donate the land that their college was built on to a different college? Did they expect to become UVA, or did they expect that their college would be torn down when UVA would be built?

    2. virtue and social worth

      It is interesting the number of purposes of education that the authors state. They believe, like most educated people, that education can help in making people well rounded and productive members of the society. The phrase "social worth," however, gives the impression that the educated authors feel superior to the uneducated.

  2. Sep 2017
    1. Transcendental, is that of all other curves; it includes of course Projectiles, a leading branch of the Military art

      Transcendental is the math of all curves other than circles, but has a focus in military art. Earlier in the document, the authors state that every student should study military strategies. Why was war such a focal point for studies at the time of this document?

    2. Also the whole of his Slaves amounting to 57 in number.

      If the University had been founded in Lexington instead of Charlottesville, is there a chance that the founding of the University would have been partially dependent on slave labor? Is there any chance that this is true for our current Charlottesville location?