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Title: Report of William Gaston and George E. Badger, [June 25, 1833]: Electronic Edition.
Author: Gaston, William, 1778-1844
Author: Badger, George Edmund
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
Images scanned by Jesse Brown
Text encoded by Sarah Ficke
First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 10K
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
Revision history:
2005-11-09, 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: Report of William Gaston and George E. Badger, [June 25, 1833]
Author: William Gaston
Author: George Badger
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Report of William Gaston and George E. Badger, [June 25, 1833]
Gaston, William, 1778-1844
Badger, George Edmund



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Page 1
The undersigned in pursuance of a resolution of the Board of Trustees, directing them to advise Col. Polk in relation to the sale of the tract of land lying at the mouth of Yellow Creek , which was devised to the Trustees by the late Major Gerrard, have performed that duty, as will be seen by a copy of their letter to Col. Polk which is hereunto annexed. The undersigned entertain no doubt of the perfect right of the Trustees to make such sale, and acquiesce entirely in the propriety of the measure, under the peculiar circumstances which render it necessary. They cannot however but regret that the Board has been thus compelled to violate the wish of the Testator that this tract should never be sold but remain forever the property of the Trustees. Anxious that the Board should manifest its grateful sense of the liberality of the Donor and should perpetuate the remembrance of it in some mode probably as effectual as would have been the retaining of the land, they respectfully recommend the following resolution:
"Whereas the Trustees of the University of North Carolina have been compelled to direct a sale of a valuable Tract of Land devised to them by the late Major Charles Gerrard with a request that the same might be perpetually retained by the University; and whereas they are solicitous not only to manifest their own sense of the liberality of the Donor but as far as may be practicable to perpetuate its remembrance;

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Resolved therefore that two thousand dollars part of the purchase money of said land shall be applied to the finishing of the new Hall at the University, and that the same shall be called by the name of Gerrard Hall ."

All of which is respectfully submitted

Wim. Gaston

Geo. E. Badger