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Title: Letter from Leonard Henderson to his mother, Mary Ferrand Henderson, July 26, 1859: Electronic Edition.
Author: Henderson, Leonard
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:
2007-05-16, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
Source(s):
Title of collection: John Steele Henderson Papers (#327), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Leonard Henderson to his mother, Mary Ferrand Henderson, July 26, 1859
Author: L. A. Henderson
Description: 3 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 327 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Leonard Henderson to his mother, Mary Ferrand Henderson, July 26, 1859
Henderson, Leonard



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Chapel Hill July 26th 1859

Dear Mother

I received your letter last night and perceive that you still think at that money business as if you thought I intended to make way with it but I will try to account for the amount Mr Fetter ought to have received and more too for ticket at Salisbury 3 ¼$ dinner 50cts from R. R. Station to College 2.00$ to get my trunk and box from do 1.50$ to get my bed 2.00$ and as soon as I had been here long enough I had to pay a tax which every freshman has to pay 2.00$ and now I have not got a single cent in the world and yet I have all my light to furnish, for I to study 2 ½ hours every night, and if it had not been that Kerr Craige had a little money

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I should have received 50 bad marks every day for missed or rather unrecited lessons for I could not have gotten my lessons in the dark and now Here is out of money and I am worse than out and there is left of our 10 candles only 1 ½ and unless you send me some money I will have to stop studying until I do get some therefore I wish you would send me 10 or 12$ as soon as you can for I need a table which will cost 4$ and a kerosine lamp 2.00 and oil costing 2.00 per gal I wish to burn kerosine because it is safeter than cemafline and cheaper than candles and gives a better light than either therefore I wish you would send me the required amount for until my room is furnished it will be impossible for me take my study

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or even to keep up with my class. I am obliged to have light for I have to recite a lesson every morning a six oclock and have to go to prayers a little after five

Your affectionate son

L A Henderson