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Title: Letter from Dabney Cosby to David L. Swain, May 11, 1846: Electronic Edition.
Author: Cosby, Dabney, 1779-1862
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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2005-07-07, Risa Mulligan 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: Letter from Dabney Cosby to David L. Swain, May 11, 1846
Author: Dabney Cosby
Description: 1 page, 1 page image
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Dabney Cosby to David L. Swain , May 11, 1846
Cosby, Dabney, 1779-1862



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Smithfield, Ile of Might, 11 May /46

Dr Sir,

The bearer Albert comes up to help his bro. do the Plaistering in the halls. I have told him to Examine the sand to be used, not knowing whether the work is begun or not, & to procure such as in the judgment of him and Osborne will make the best work.
You may rely on what he tells you, and If I mistake not they will show you firstrate work, his Plaistering and rough casting here has preference to any done in this part of the state.

Respy Yrs

Dabney Cosby



It will be some 12 or 16 days before I can get released here.

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