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Title: Petition of Elisha Mitchell Requesting a Leave of Absence, July 31, 1853: 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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2005-07-19, 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: Petition of Elisha Mitchell Requesting a Leave of Absence, July 31, 1853
Author: Elisha Mitchell
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Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Petition of Elisha Mitchell Requesting a Leave of Absence, July 31, 1853
Mitchell, Elisha, 1793-1857



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The undersigned, professor in the University of North Carolina, respectfully represents to the Hon. Board of Trustees of the same that he graduated at Yale College in Sept. 1813 — that after the lapse of 40 years (nearly) the surviving members of the class to which he belonged propose to have a "reunion" on the 27th day of July next being the day preceding the annual commencement in that institution.
It would be very agreeable to him to see those who were his companions in study in some instances at the preparatory school — and in others his associates during a period of four years — to see them once more.
He therefore craves leave of absence from the University for a term of not less than fourteen days, after the 24th of July next; with a view to the object just specified as also, to transact some business connected with the course of instruction in the department of which he has the charge.

Which is respectfully submitted by

E. Mitchell

University of N.C. July 31st 1853