Transcribe Venable, Charles. Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1876-04-12)

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the 17th so as to have ? all the finance before ?est of the Board get in- It is a Capital Board - & they will secure the matter enthusiastically though their hands are tied financially by the pledge of the Legislature first & foremost to pay the Uni- versity debt. But now we have the requested $12000 outside of their- as I write this morning. Yours very truly Chas Venable [another hand- Charles Scott Venable] Prof Henry A Ward P.S. I send you a photograph of a better view of the University taken from a not very accurate picture instead of from betime . It gives some idea of the surroundings though. ChV [ybg]