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Title: Letter from David L. Swain to Charles Manly, October 22, 1851: 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
Size of electronic edition: ca. 8K
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:
2005-07-07, 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 David L. Swain to Charles Manly, October 22, 1851
Author: D. 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 Charles Manly , October 22, 1851
Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868



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Chapel Hill, 22 Oct. 1851

My Dear Sir,

When I last saw you I intimated the opinion, that we would be compelled to adopt measures to insure a sufficient supply of firewood and counteract the desperation manifested around to extort unreasonable prices from the young men. I suggested the propriety of authorizing the bursar to employ college servants during the vacation and at other times, when unemployed on the Campus in cutting old, decayed and decaying trees from our own lands, and supplying the students to such an extent as to give tone to the market, with corded wood at reasonable prices. You are aware that frequent trespasses have been and are constantly being committed by adjoining proprietors and squatters, against which scarcely any vigilance can protect us. It seems to me that we had better sell wood to students at fair prices, than suffer it to be carried off by plunderers. I incline to the opinion that we may very properly cut all the timber within a few feet of our line, around

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the outer tract, with the exception of marked line trees, and trees designated at boundary which no one can pretend to pass by mistake.

Yours very sincerely,

D. L. Swain

Gov. Manly