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Title: Letter from William Hooper to the Honorable Committee of Appointment, [1818?]: Electronic Edition.
Author: Hooper, William, 1792-1876
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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Languages used in the text: English
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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 William Hooper to the Honorable Committee of Appointment [1818?]
Author: W. Hooper
Description: 1 page, 1 page image
Note: Call number 40005 ( University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from William Hooper to the Honorable Committee of Appointment, [1818?]
The Honorable Committee of Appointment
Hooper, William, 1792-1876



Page 1

Gentlemen

I beg leave to return the commission appointing me Supervisor of the Publick Buildings and to resign that office. I have endeavored to discharge its duties faithfully, and would continue to act if I did not find it interfere with my other duties too much.
I have reason to believe Mr. Mitchell will accept of the appointment, and as he has no family, it will be more convenient for him to attend to the business than myself. It certainly is of importance that the Supervisor should have the buildings frequently under his inspection, and no person is so able to know the necessary repairs as one of the Faculty. It was from seeing the inattention of former agents and the consequent serious expenses to the Trustees that I offered my services.

I am gentlemen with the greatest respect,

W. Hooper