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Title: Petition of a Committee of Students for the Erection of a Building, September 1, 1848: Electronic Edition.
Author: Jones, William H.
Author: Mallett, Edward J.
Author: Scales, James P.
Author: Iredell, Samuel Tredwell
Author: Dortch, William Baskerville, 1828-1882
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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2005-11-09, 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: Petition of a Committee of Students for the Erection of a Building, September 1, 1848
Author: William H. Jones
Author: Edward J. Mallett
Author: James P. Scales
Author: Samuel Tredwell Iredell
Author: William B. Dortch
Description: 2 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Petition of a Committee of Students for the Erection of a Building, September 1, 1848
Jones, William H.
Mallett, Edward J.
Scales, James P.
Iredell, Samuel Tredwell
Dortch, William Baskerville, 1828-1882



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Chapel Hill No Carolina Sept. 1sth 1848 Mr Manly Secretary of the Board

Respected Sir,

In a meeting of the students a few days since the undersigned were appointed a Committee to deliberate upon what measures were to be taken with respect to the erection of a building, the object of which was made known to the Executive Committee during the last session.
We therefore met, and in compliance with their request and in accordance with the contents of the letter received from you last session, to wit, that the material & dimensions of the building should be stated, communicate the following.
The material, of which the house is to be built is to be of brick. The dimensions are 75 feet by 35. There are to be 6 windows in front and a large door, 7 windows behind, and 3 in one end and in the other there are to be 2 small rooms with a passage between leading into the main room; a plan of which will be enclosed.
We are very anxious to know what is the result of the deliberations upon the petition that was sent to the Executive Committee. You stated in your letter that it was to be laid before the Trustees.
We sincerely hope that it has met with their cordial approbation, as it is manifest to all that such a building is much needed at the University.
You will greatly oblige us by immediately

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answering this.

With the highest regards we subscribe ourselves your most obedient servants.

Wm H. Jones

Ed. J. Mallett

Jas. P. Scales

S. T. Iredell

Wm B. Dortch

[Committee]

To Chas. Manly Esqr Sec. of the Board of Trustees


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