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Smith informs former student Barringer about the election of new faculty (Profs. Nicholas Hentz and James Phillips) and updates him on Dialectic Society business, including an unsuccessful attempt to repeal "the whiskey laws."
According to promise I have set down to inform you the result the
election which took place on Tuesday last [May 30]. For the Professor of
Languages the votes were unanimous for a
r Hentz r Manly6 I
introduced a resolution on last night for the purpose of appointing a committee
who in conjunction with a
among our friends together and then—but perhaps I am anticipating too
much and if so in the words of
Webster, "I am willing to lay aside the dictates of
prudence and follow the feelings of my own breast"9
Excuse my almost unintelligible hand as I had a bad pen at the beginning and
there is no knife
r Dan l M.
Barringer o Carolina Chapel Hill
4. The minutes of the
st That the law
which prohibits a member from bringing fomented spirits into his room be
repealed. 2 n That the law which fines a member $5
for intoxication be repealed" (
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8. Faculty minutes for June 1, 1826, record the incident between
10. "on the passage": on the hall, in the rooms along the corridor of the dormitory.