June 6th 1860
We are making an effort to get a new professor of Math and E.&H.
College. I brought the matter before the last board, of which I am a
member, and they have put me on the committee to report. I want you
to let me know the names of the best men for such a post. IS John
Stranthon engaged for next year? & how would he do in comparison with
others. We want a first rate man and none other. He must do everything
in Math and a man of experience in teaching, one who can get along
with men smoothly, and who can adapt himself to circumstances and
characters with whom he may be thrown. An Assistant teacher, or something
of that sort from the University, would have an advantage. Let me hear
from you soon. The salary of the Professor is $1500. I hope you will
put the A.M. through and then pay us a visit,
Your aff. brother,
Wm. W. Blackford
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