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Stancell informs his brother of the sudden death of Prof. James Phillips, who collapsed in Gerrard Hall; 94 students are enrolled.
Your most welcom letter was received several days, and I may say
almost weeks ago, and I have delayed answering it—until I am really
ashamed of myself. You must excuse me
mour crape for thirty days He was the
senior Professor in College and has been here for forty one years and it is
said that he did not miss half dozen duties during the whole time. The Junior
Class recited to him, and the Fresh and Sophs to his son
2. The letter is misdated. In 1867, March 16 fell on a Saturday;
however, the content of
as on top of an
5. "The funeral services were held in
wear on top of
several unrecovered characters.
7. The phrase "who deserted our army, and went over to the yank" is inserted between lines of the letter.