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Title: Letter from Alexander J. Davis to David L. Swain, January 4, 1847: Electronic Edition.
Author: Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892
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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2005-07-07, 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 Alexander J. Davis to David L. Swain, January 4, 1847
Author: Alexr J. Davis
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Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Alexander J. Davis to David L. Swain , January 4, 1847
Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892



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New York, Jan. 4, '47

Dear Sir:

Yours of Dec. 26th and previous were received. In consequence of Gov. Morehead's leaving without definitely arranging with Cavanaugh we have probably lost him, as I can learn nothing of his whereabout. He has probably engaged with somebody, and left N.Y. Or, as I have just been led to surmise, Niblo wishes to keep him, and intercepts his letters. Of the second applicant, (McLaughlin,) Mr. Jas. Donaldson has ascertained that he is employed upon Staten Island, with one Mr. Reid. I shall endeavor to see him and arrange with him to go to Ch. Hill, if possible, but as a few days may

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elapse before the matter can be definitely settled, I have resolved to send you this note, to relieve your suspense, and shew you that the matter is not quite neglected by me. I have written to McLaughlin, and I now await his answer. I know that it is time now, that you had him at Chap. Hill.

Yours, most respectfully and truly

Alexr J. Davis

D. L. Swain, LLD
Pres. of N.C. University
Chap. Hill



P.S. I trust that in a very few days, a line will follow this advertising you that Mr McLaughlin has set out for Chapel Hill.