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Title: Letter from Charles Harris to Dr. Charles Harris, June 1, 1795: Electronic Edition.
Author: Harris, Charles Wilson, 1771-1804
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
Size of electronic edition: ca. 11K
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:
2005-08-08, Brian Dietz 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 Charles Harris to Dr. Charles Harris, June 1, 1795
Author: Chas W Harris
Description: 3 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Charles Harris to Dr. Charles Harris, June 1, 1795
Harris, Charles Wilson, 1771-1804



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UNIVERSITY.
June 1st, 1795.

Dr. Sir,

By Col. Osborn I received your letter & am doubly glad that Heriot is in such a good state of health. It must add much to the happiness of your family. Your business as physician having increased so much within a year past that if ever you had any serious intentions of coming to this place, you must before now have relinquished it altogether. Many of our trustees are for immediately filling several professorships with proper persons, and at any rate if every thing succeeds tolerably, it cannot be long before there is a professor of Chemistry, Anatomy, &c. There is no physician nearer to this place than Hillsborough, some of our students from the East, being very delicate are frequently attacked with returns of their [Disorders] & have [suffered] for the want of medicine. I have therefore with the advice of Mr Ker determined to keep a small apartment of Medicine for the accommodation of the students

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& the neighbourhood should they think proper to apply, until some physician shall think it worth his while to settle near us. This I undertake without the most distant prospect of making any thing by it. The medicine I will give out at the cost & charges. If any advantages accrue they will be the pleasure I shall receive from finding myself useful & necessary to any person & the renewing occasionally that smattering of physic which I learnt when with you, an acquisition that I never wish to lose.
Inclosed I send you a plan of the University lands, the village, ornamental grounds springs, &c. But it would be unnecessary to enter into a Geographical description. The general opinion is that the place is most happily situated,—a delightful [prospect,] charming [groves,] medicinal springs, light & wholesome air, & inaccessible to vice. The last property Revd Pettegrew bishop from Edenton added when he visited us.

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I send you also a print which is to be put on every book with the donor's name.

I am sir with sincerity

yours Chas W Harris

Doctor Charles Harris



Make my respects agreeable to Aunt Sally and Elihu.— —

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