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Title: Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his mother, September 25,1867: Electronic Edition.
Author: Speight, Richard Harrison
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 Caitlin R. Donnelly
Text encoded by Caitlin R. Donnelly
First Edition, 2007
Size of electronic edition: ca. 12K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2007-02-16, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
Source(s):
Title of collection: John Francis Speight Papers (#3914), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his mother, September 25,1867
Author: R H Speight
Description: 3 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 3914 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his mother , September 25,1867
Speight, Richard Harrison



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Chapel Hill Sept 25th '67

Dear Mother

I have been expecting a letter from you for several days, but receiving none I have concluded to write to find out why you dont write. I got a letter from Seth several days since. He was very well. There is nothing new to be seen or heard about the Hill now. The students seem to be interesting in nothing except baseball, & their lessons. Our reports will be made out in a day or two. I guess my stand on Math will be very low this session I have been trying to improve my stand on the languages, a little but I dont know whether I have succeeded or not.

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I have changed my boarding house since I wrote to you last. Miss Nancy got to be so dirty I couldent stand it She had a plenty & a variety but it was sorrily served up I board with Miss Sallie Mallett now. It is a great deal nicer house than Miss Nancy 's.
I am sorry to have to write to you for more money, but cant possibly do without. I paid out all I brought up as soon as I got here in order that I might not spend it for trifles. & I haven't spent any foolishly. I shall need seventy dollars. Please send it soon. I shall need a suit of winter clothes before I come home. Please ask John to buy them for me & tell him to put in the box with them a pound or two of good chewing tobacco. That which he bought for me before I left

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home, spoiled, & I cant get any here fit to use.
Tell John & Cousin Clio that they needent to write at all. I have been expecting a letter from them so long that I have lost all hope & quit.
Give my love to all & kiss Emma. Write Soon.

Your affectionate son

R H Speight



P.S. Aunt Martha sends her love, she will return hom the first of next week. She speaks of spending the winter with he relations in the lower counties.