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Title: Specifications for the President's House, January 25, 1794: Electronic Edition.
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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First Edition, 2005
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English
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2005-06-15, Sarah Ficke finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Specifications for the President's House, January 25, 1794
Author: [University of North Carolina Board of Trustees]
Description: 3 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Specifications for the President's House, January 25, 1794
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees



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A House for the President of the University of North Carolina 30 feet long 36 feet wide, two Storeys high 11 feet between the floor and Ceiling, the upper Story 9 feet between the floor and Ceiling, with a passage at one end 10 feet by 36. The Scantling and boards as follows, towit, Side Sills 10 by 12 Inches, and Sills 10 by 15 Inches, Simmons and Girders of a proper size, Corner posts 10 by 15 Inches, principal posts 12 by 5 feet for lower Story posts and braces for lower Story 7 by 5 Inches, posts and braces for upper Story 6 by 4 Inches, Interstice 5 by 14 Inches, first set of Joyce 12 by 4 Inches, Second set of ditto 9 by 4 Inches, Plates 12 by 4 Inches, Rafters 8 by 4 Inches at lower end and 4 by 4 Inches at upper end Sleepers 10 by 3 Inches, and all other Scantling in proportion. Plank for lower floor 1½ Inches at least quartern, for upper floor 1 ¼ Inches of quartern, lower window frames 7 by 7 Inches upper ditto 7 by 6 Inches. Sills for window frames 7 by 9 and 7.8 Inches. No piece of Scantling to be splic'd. A Stair Case at one end of the passage with a Closet; two rooms on the lower floor, one 19 by 16 feet the other 19 by 14 feet with a closet at both sides of the Chimney with two doors to each Closet; the rooms to be Ceiled with quartern plank of an equal width tongued and groved, and joints broke Chair board high with wash boards and base and Surbase to large room to have a plain Cornish round the room with Chimney pieces to each fire place; The passage to be Ceiled in the same manner of the lower rooms five feet high, the other part of the Ceiling of the rooms and passage to be plaistered with good lime mortar, and painted the walls, with Common Coulours as may be directed by the trustees and the Ceiling over head white washed; The upper Story to be divided in two rooms over the two lower rooms of the same size and one

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over the passage 10 by 12 feet the large rooms to have Closets in the same manner of the lower rooms and directly over them, the upper rooms and passage to have wash boards and base and Surbase, as the lower, and plaistered and painted in same manner and white washed over head; two out doors to the passage one at each end 6 pannels, 7 room doors 6 pannel 9 Closet doors 6 pannel, 10 windows to the lower Story 18 lights 12 by 10 Inches, and one in the passage to the Closet 8 lights 12 by 10 Inches, 12 windows to the upper Story 15 lights 12 by 10 Inches, Venitian window Shutters to the lower Story, the out door frames worked out of [unrecovered] timber, the inside doors well Cased. The house to be weather boarded with feather edge plank 9 Inches wide one fourth thick after dressed on one edge ¼ Inch thick on the other edge, with a quarter round worked thereon each board to Shew 6 Inches and no more, Shingles good heart of pine 18 Inches long to shew 5 Inches; a Cellaw under the large room 2 ½ feet in the Ground to be walled with Stone to the Surface of the earth with brick above 4 feet the other part to be underpinned with Stone to the Surface of the ground and the other four feet with brick, the whole to be laid with good lime mortor at least 4 bushels to every 1000 bricks, a Stack of Chimneys with a fire place to each of the 4 large rooms, to be well laid in good lime Mortar with Chimney pieces the plasitering to be with good lime and Mortar; the Ceiling, doors windows, Washboards base and Surbase, plaistering Cornish Stair Case outside of the walls and roof to be painted with Common Coulours, as may be directed by the Trustees, The whole to be finished and Compleated in a workman like manner including anything that is omitted

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in this memorandum for the Completion Bond on or before the first day of January next; The whole to be Compleated for the sum of eight hundred pounds, in the following manner viz One third when the house is begun, ⅓ when the house is raised and Covered, and 1/3 when the house is Compleated. The undertaker to find all the materials for this house including Imported articles, that is Locks hinges, Nails Paint etc. the locks to be good and suitable for such a building—also to make Steps to the doors of said house, and including as aforesaid every thing necessary to Compleat said house and Cellar.

Jany. 25. 1794

Witness JOHN HOGG

SAML. HOPKINS

WALTER ALVES

A. TATOM

Bond Hopkins
to The Trustees of the
University
.
£2000
Jany. 25. 1794
President's House.