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Title: Letter from Thomas Brown to his sister, August 6, [1853?] : Electronic Edition.
Author: Brown, Hugh Thomas, 1835-1861
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
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First Edition, 2007
Size of electronic edition: ca. 16K
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:
2007-05-15, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Gordon and Hackett Family Papers (#1040), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Thomas Brown to his sister, August 6, [1853?]
Author: Thomas Brown
Description: 4 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 1040 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Thomas Brown to his sister1, August 6, [1853?]
Brown, Hugh Thomas, 1835-1861



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Chapel hill August 6th

Dear Sister

I have delayed to write home a long time I known but I have been so very buisy that I could not find time to write and besides It was some time before I could secure a room for all the rooms in College ware filled, and it was only through the kindness of Mr Sessions a Gentleman from Louisiana tha I finaly procured one. When I started from home I was very unwell and did not get better until I left Salem, whare I obtained some pills which affectualy releived me and I arrived here on Wednsday about twelve. I was not very well pleased with Chapel Hill at first

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but have since become better for when I first arrived I had few acquaintances and felt almost lost among so many boys and besides they all hallood at us fresh all the time and called we long-legged ones Shanghais. The Students did not attempt to black the fresh this session. I suppose the shooting last year scared them off. for they say that this Class has come off better than any class that has been here for some time and if that is so I pitty those that have come here before us for they have done us bad enough. I am rooming in a brick row in front of the Campus two doors below Mr Nicholson a very quied and good place to study. thare are several other gentleman her from near Columbia Tenn

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and among others Mr Gordon I expect some relation of yours, also a fellow student of Allens Mr Park who says he is acquainted withe all my relations about Columbia. I have formed an acquaintance with Mr Crump a brother of the Doctors, also Mr Lorand. I was asking him if he was at the Salsbury ball he said that he was and that he formed an acquaintance with some very interesting ladies from the western part of the stat. I did not however tell him that I was acquainted with them becaus he seemed so much interested that I did not care about being boored with questions. I expect you all have had a fine time since I left for I believe you was expecting Ann Hickenson and Sallie Gwyn. I expect Brother James through here shortly for

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I believe it is about the time he said he would be though. Thare is a great deal of excitement here about the election Graham is elected over Jones by 33 majority and thare is a great many raports from different counties but no certainty in them.
Excuse this letter.
Give my love to all my relations and friends and tell them all to write soon.

Your affectionate Bud

Thomas Brown



Hugh Thomas Brown had three half-sisters, Martha Lenoir Gordon (1821-1898), Sarah Ann Gordon (1826-1907), and Caroline Louisa Gordon (1828-1891), who were born to Brown's mother Sarah Gwyn and her first husband Nathaniel Gordon.