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Title: Letter from John London to Ebenezer Pettigrew, September 29, 1799: Electronic Edition.
Author: London, John Rutherford, b. 1786
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 Bari Helms
Text encoded by Brian Dietz
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:
2005-07-25, Brian Dietz finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Pettigrew Family Papers (#592), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from John London to Ebenezer Pettigrew, September 29, 1799
Author: John London
Description: 2 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 592 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from John London to Ebenezer Pettigrew , September 29, 1799
London, John Rutherford, b. 1786



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University September 29, 1799

My Dear Friend

I have received your letter of july 15 and am glad to hear you enjoy your health. Your long silence caused me to suppose that my letter had not come to hand or you had forgot me but your last has prooved to me that it was occasioned neither through carelessness nor forgetfulness. My indisposition caused me to come to the university very late and i was very much surprised in not finding you here as i expected But I hope we will have the pleasure of seeing one another at School once more This place is not in the most thriving condition but I hope it will turn out better than I thinke most of the boys that are here this year will not return next I am afraid, which will tend to hurt it. Our President has got a horsewiping from a boy which he and the Teachers

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had expelled unjustly and we have been in great confusion in taking his part for he was liked by all the boys, but everything is put to rights again only our president relished the wiping so badly as to retire, William Baker , Robert alston , Samuel McCulloch are expelled for taking an active part in the business. I was in a great hurry or i should have wrote a great deal more concerning it.
Pay my respects to your brother John .


If you do not write before November you had better direct your letters to Wilmington.

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