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Title: Letter from Elisha Mitchell to Charles Manly, February 3, 1849: Electronic Edition.
Author: Mitchell, Elisha, 1793-1857
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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2005-11-11, 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 Elisha Mitchell to Charles Manly, February 3, 1849
Author: Elisha Mitchell
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 Elisha Mitchell to Charles Manly , February 3, 1849
Mitchell, Elisha, 1793-1857



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University of NCa Feby 3d 1849

To His Excellency
Charles Manly

My Dear Sir

Gov. Swain interchanged a few words with you on the subject of improving the grounds about the University and the employment of Mr Loder another year. There was no opportunity for the action of the Committee at that time but it was supposed that it would be safe and prudent for us to go ahead and trust to having our proceedings sanctioned by the Committee.
It was voted at the close of the last session by the Faculty that they would recommend the employment of Mr Loder for another six months.
Gov. Swain desires to have the responsibilities of the business transferred from his own shoulders to those of some other persons. Messrs Green , Phillips Jr , and myself have been charged with it and to this august body I act in the capacity of Chairman. We have had a meeting this day and it is my object in this communication to lay before you our views and ask directions.
Mr Loder was busy a good deal last year in getting ready in a nursery plants and shrubs to be transferred to the grounds. He has hitherto been

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engaged a good deal this year in making the transfer — was wanted in fact to render the expenditure of last year available. If he is imployed tis almost a matter of necessity to furnish him with such assistants as shall make his superior skill of use beyond his mere manual labor.
Whilst he is employed therefore — whether for half a year or a whole one we think it best that the rate of expenditure should be about the same as last year as a thousand dollars per year. Further — as the engagements of gardeners are generally entered into at the beginning of they year it seems that it will be hardly fair to dismiss Mr. Loder and throw him out of business in June. We rather imagine that you will be inclined to retain him till next January, giving him timely warning now that his services may not be required after that time.
In the whole business we are not prepared to recommend anything with any very intemperate zeal. If an appropriation is made a part of the money should be placed at our disposal for application as it may be wanted.

I am very respectfully yours

E Mitchell

To. Gov. Manly




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P.S.
Mr Ashe desires me to send along with this communication a letter addressed to yourself by Gov. Graham and to say in his behalf that it is very desirable to himself and Mr Mickle to hear what the decision of the committee is so soon as may suit their convenience.

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