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  1. Dec 2017
    1. the visitors

      The University is open to absorb new brains continuously from the outside. It is one way of achieving diversity and competition without harming the euphony of the staff and student body.

    2. General Assembly

      The Virginia General Assembly is described as "the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World". At various times it may have been referred to as the Grand Assembly of Virginia. It became the General Assembly in 1776 with the ratification of the Virginia Constitution. The government was moved to Richmond in 1780 during the administration of Governor Thomas Jefferson.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. as men and citizens,

      The parenthesis "as men and citizens" underscores the identity of student body back in the 1800s, which is echoed by the responsibilities and learning goals espoused in later content. The reception of elite education, after all, is deemed to be a means of transforming young people into social, cultural as well as political leaders in society. Jefferson made it clear, whether or not intentional, and dealt with the tension between the obligations of citizenship and the obligations of humanity by referring to the phrase.

    2. the Virginia General Assembly

      The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World, established on July 30, 1619. This indicates that Jefferson is writing on behalf of the Commissioners to pledge a promising and well-planned future of the University of Virginia whose audience is possibly to playing a vital part in determining and aiding the healthy development of the university, which is why the language is formal, the information detailed, and the tone impersonal yet persuasive.