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Title: Letter from the ladies of New Bern to Joseph Caldwell, November 26, 1803: Electronic Edition.
Author: Davis, Mary
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
Images scanned by Bari Helms
Text encoded by Sarah Ficke
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:
2005-07-19, 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 the ladies of New Bern to Joseph Caldwell, November 26, 1803
Author: Mary Davis, et al.
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 the ladies of New Bern to Joseph Caldwell , November 26, 1803
Davis, Mary



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To the Reverend Joseph Caldwell , first Professor of the University of North Carolina.

Sir,

Desirous to manifest our solicitude for the prosperity of the institution, over which, you preside, with so much honour to yourself and advantage to the Publick; we request you to accept, for the use of the Philosophical Class, a quadrant, the best we could procure, but not the most valuable gift we could wish to present.
Our sex can never be indifferent to the promotion of Science, connected, as it is, with the virtues that impart civility to manners, and refinement to life. Nor can we suppress the emotions of (we hope) an honest pride, at the reflection, that our native country boasts a seminary where, by the proper extension of Legislative patronage, it's ingenuous youth might be taught to emulate the worth of their fathers; where, their minds might be enlightened with knowledge, and their hearts impressed with a love of justice, morality, and religion; where, they might learn to embellish the manly and patriotic endowments

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which constitute strength of character, and qualify men to cherish "the mountain nymph, sweet liberty," with all the arts that polish, all the charities that sweeten, the intercourse of social life.

With great respect, we are Sir
Your Obt. Servants,

Newbern 26th Nov. 1803

Mary Davis

Mary M. Vinlay

Jane Carney

Julia A. Hawks

Hannah Taylor

Amaryllys Ellis

Elizabeth Graham

Sarah Woods

Elizabeth Arnett

Susanna Jones

Elizabeth Osborne

Elizabeth Stanly

Jane Taylor

Susan Gaston

Mary Nash

Fanny Devereux