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Title: Letter from Arthur McKimmon to Sophie Manly, November 20, 1859: Electronic Edition.
Author: McKimmon, Arthur
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. 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:
2007-05-17, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Manly Family Papers (#4409), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Arthur McKimmon to Sophie Manly, November 20, 1859
Author: Arthur N. McKimmon
Description: 4 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 4409 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Arthur McKimmon to Sophie Manly, November 20, 1859
McKimmon, Arthur



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Chapel Hill
Nov 20th 1859

My Dear Miss Sophie.

I received your letter the other day & was very glad to hear from you. I confess that I was agreably surprised at receiving an answer so soon, but as you have commenced to be punctual, I hope that you will continue so & not permit my letters to remain unanswered so long a time.
The session is very near at a close. As we are members of the Senior, we are having a nice time doing nothing, while the other classes have to attend recitation. I have two examinations to stand this week & one

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next & then I will be free. So you will have the pleasure of meeting me in Raleigh on the 28th or 29th. I am very glad to hear that Miss Mary is going to shop in Raleigh, for I should like to see her very much. I think that Mr Williams could be prevailed upon to allow her to remain longer than two days & perhaps we could start some fun. I am exceedingly anxious to find out who that law student is, for he is the only one of the two that I fear, for if I cannot cut Nick out, I will retire from the field of battle somewhat crest-fallen. For as ugly as I am I think I am better looking than he is. I hope you will not consider me vain for making this assertion. Wont we have a nice time in Hillsboro this winter at the wedding? I

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understand that Miss Fannie is to be married on the 8th & is to have a large wedding. Miss Sallie Jone's comes off on the 10th & there are to be several parties given to her. Tell Miss Ida to be ready by that time for I expect to have the pleasure of taking her up. I hope you did not tell her the secret that I divulged to you in my last letter I understand that Mrs Cameron is very ill. She was taken very suddenly this afternoon & sent one of the negroes over here after Dr Jones . I hope that it is nothing serious.
Our friend Mr Graham was at the wedding. He was as stiff as a shingle the whole week & looked like a second "Fred. Hill" with his "spike" & beaver. Madame says he was "pretty how come you so" at

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levl Jone's & the report I think was so, for he was dancing at a great rate which you know is contrary to the creed of his church. He is very well at present & I am in hopes that you will have the pleasure of meeting him this winter. Present my love to Miss Ida. Jim joins me in love to you. I hope you will answer my letter before the week is out as it will be the only chance for this session. I remain yours truly &cc.

Arthur N. McKimmon