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Title: Letter from Charles W. Harris to Dr. Charles Harris, November 12, 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:
2005-11-11, 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 Charles W. Harris to Dr. Charles Harris, November 12, 1795
Author: Charles W. Harris
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 Charles W. Harris to Dr. Charles Harris, November 12, 1795
Harris, Charles Wilson, 1771-1804



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Chappel Hill
Nov. 12th 1795

Dr Sir,

I wrote to you some time ago, since which nothing of importance has occurred in our business. Our trustees are not likely to do much during the meeting of the assembly. The more I know of their affairs & of my own dispositions & qualifications — the more I am determined against engaging in their business for life — I of late made an effort to procure some law books & Motherby but was disappointed — I will again make another attempt at Philadelphia when I have collected a little more money — With my father I send an extract of Lavater's Phisognomy & hope you will

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accept of it & let my father & the rest of our family read it — It is a book which has afforded me much amusement & I hope some real improvement — It appears to me, because I am not well enough acquainted with the science, that his observations are often vague & uncertain — But whatever uncertainty there may be in it — I am fully convinced that it is well worth the attention of a young man who in life may have all characters to deal with & ought early to begin to distinguish them —— I have sometimes thought that Motherby's Dictionary might not at this time be so agreeable to you or useful — I would take pleasure in procuring any others if you would only take the trouble of mentioning them — If you send me no advices of this kind I will order illegible book which I first intended — I am more illegible sensible of the advantages of which my reading on such subjects with you is likely to bring me & tho' I did not study them in that particular manner which I might, yet some general ideas remain strongly impressed on my mind which gives me a pleasure in, & a taste for a further improvement in them. Give my kindest respects to Aunt Sally & believe me your most sincere friend.

Chas W Harris

Dr Chas Harris


I have not been able to write as I would wish. I have been all the time with Mr Ker & my father who are comparing their religious creeds —Mr Ker & Mrs Ker present their compliments to you & Aunt — & assure you that we often think of you.