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Title: Letter from David L. Swain [to Alexander J. Davis], April 12, 1851, Including John Berry's Bill of Materials: Electronic Edition.
Author: Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868
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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2005-11-11, 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: Letter from David L. Swain [to Alexander J. Davis], April 12, 1851, Including John Berry's Bill of Materials
Author: David L. Swain
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from David L. Swain [to Alexander J. Davis ], April 12, 1851, Including John Berry's Bill of Materials
Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868



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Chapel Hill, 12 April 1851

My dear Sir,

You will below [unrecovered] a copy of a rec[unrecovered] addressed to me by Capt. Berry the contractor for the Library. Do me the favor to have his order filled at as early a day as practicable. The articles may be sent to my address, care of DeRosset & Brown Wilmington N.C. and may be insured at near value.

Yours very respectfully

D. L. Swain

The amount of your expenditures will be remitted immediately on the receipt of your bill.



Page 2

A Bill of materials to be purchased in New York

    4 capitals (the hight of the collums including Base, & capital, is 20 feet the sise of the collums at the base as set forth in the Draft is 30 inches in diameter)
    324 paines of glass 13 inches by 23
    72 paines ditto 13 inches by 18
    48 axel pulley blocks of best quality & the nessary quantity of cord to hang the sash they will be doubel hung
    one marble chimney piece the sise of the fire place is 3 feet 7 inches wide & 3 feet ½ inch high in the cleare (that is the neate sise of the aperture)
    15 kegs of London or bedmill lead (pure)
    100 lb. of best quality of Putty
P.S. the bill of glass above is the exact number therefore it will be nessary to send on an extra box for reposing with
My Dear Sir above is the bill of materials & wish you to rite to Mr. Davis for shuch as I am liable to pay for can be settled when the bills come in.

Respect,

J. Berry