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Title: Letter from Thomas Bennehan to his sister Rebecca, February 9, 1798: Electronic Edition.
Author: Bennehan, Thomas
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
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Text encoded by Sarah Ficke
First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 9K
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:
2005-10-19, Sarah Ficke finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Cameron Family Papers (#133), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Thomas Bennehan to his sister Rebecca, February 9, 1798
Author: T D Bennehan
Description: 3 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 133 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Thomas Bennehan to his sister Rebecca, February 9, 1798
Bennehan, Thomas



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University February 9th 1798

Dear Sister

You accuse me in your last Letter of having great facility in making & braking promissis, I must confess that I have been rather slow in purforming my promis, but my Dear Sister if you new the long lessons and the hard Countrys that we have read in Geography you would not conceive that we have much time to write Letters even to our nearest relations. The reason that I did not wright you by Mr Pucket was that he told me 2 or 3 time that he was comming down but he always deceived me & I therefore but no confidence in him.
You told me that Pappa had a very bad tech of the Rheumits but that he is much mended, & which I

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pray may continue. — The youth that we lost was indeed very promising and as you said that Death that tyrannical Tyrant makes no exception, we have another young man that is very unwell, (a Young Mr Hilard1 from Hallifax) which I believe has oraginated from bad coales, but our rooms are all in perfect Health. I am now studying Geography and French & I find Geography a hard and pleasing Study which keapes me very closely employed.
I hope that Pappa and cousin William amis will be up in some short time as I raly wish to see some of them very much. — I hope that our dear mamma is a great deal better than she was & that

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in the coarce of time she may be restored to that Health & spirits which she once enjoyed wright to me by the first opportunity[.]

I still remain your lovind brother

T D Bennehan



PS
please to give my love to mama , Pappa & cousin

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Endnotes:

1. Possibly John Hilliard of Nash County, North Carolina.