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Title: Letter from William Bagley to his Sisters, Clementina and Marietta Bagley, March 8, 1845 : Electronic Edition.
Author: Bagley, William, fl. 1842-1850
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, 2007
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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
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2007-04-17, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: William Bagley Letter Books (#863-z), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from William Bagley to his Sisters, Clementina and Marietta Bagley, March 8, 1845
Author: [William Bagley]
Description: 1 page, 1 page image
Note: Call number 863-z (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from William Bagley to his Sisters, Clementina and Marietta Bagley, March 8, 1845
Bagley, William, fl. 1842-1850



Page 28
Chapel Hill March 8/45

Dear Sisses

After having taken a long walk & eaten supper, I now sit down to write to my Dear Sisses. The letter of Miss Clementina came the other day but I did not have an opportunity of seeing Mr Morgan as the letter was handed me after he left, I should have been well pleased to have seen him, I hope he will fill the vacancy occasioned by Miss Haye's death, very faithfully.
In your next you must write me how many students there are at Edgeworth, what your studies are &c.
Always remember to "push on push ever" in all your studies & do not be discouraged by the frequent admonitions that you get from home, but recollect that when you return home you will be considered as knowing almost every thing, Your friends will expect a great deal from you, do not disappoint them. I feel assured that you will not, I congratulated Pa last vacation that he had two such daughters as you are & I told him that you had already made great improvements. I truly hope, My Dear Sisses, that you will exceed all the expectations concerning you.—
I was much surprised by seeing today one of Pa's old customers in the streets of Chapel Hill, you may know him, his name is Jas Robertson, he is going out West with his family.—
I had the exquisite pleasure of seeing not long since "Tom Thumb" who is twenty seven inches high, weighs twenty five pounds & is in his twentieth year, he said he had two brothers who were very large men. I was also very much amused last tuesday night (the 4th instant) by a ventriloquist who was quite an adept in his art; after returning from the exhibition, some of the students commenced illuminating their windows in honor of the inauguration of Jas K. Polk & my room-mate who is a democrat wanted to illuminate ours & having two windows that front the campus, he illuminated one & I dropped the curtain of the other. if I had have had some crape I think I would have hung it out; however I have no doubt but Mr Polk will make a good president.
Miss Clementina is not as smart as she supposed; she did not send me the correct answer to my enigma. Mat had better try next. My very best respects to all the young ladies

Very Aff Yr brother

Clementina & Marietta Bagley
Greensborough
N.C.