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Title: Letter from James Johnston Pettigrew to Ebenezer Pettigrew, April 19, 1844: Electronic Edition.
Author: Pettigrew, James Johnston, 1828-1863
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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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 James Johnston Pettigrew to Ebenezer Pettigrew, April 19, 1844
Author: J. Johnston Pettigrew
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 592 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from James Johnston Pettigrew to Ebenezer Pettigrew , April 19, 1844
Pettigrew, James Johnston, 1828-1863



Page 1
Chapell Hill
April 19th 1844

My dear father,

I arrived here on Sunday evening before prayers, and have missed prayers six times, recitations five, and church once, which is much less than I expected. Every one I met seemed to be very much pleased with mr Clay's speech, and Gov. Swain says that, the reason why he did not suspend College duties was, that he feard it would be used by the enemies of the institution to its disadvantage, which I think was perfectly right. Concerning his politics, I cannot say what they are, unless he is a Calhoun-man; he is very violently opposed to a protective tariff and against the expediency of establishing a bank, although, he does not deny its constitutionality. He told the senior class the other day, that Clay entered the Senate before he was old enough. I do not know how true it is, but I could not believe, that it so.

Page 2
Every thing goes on here as usual, and there is nothing new. Today a teacher of deaf and dumb persons intend to make a few remarks upon the manner of teaching the pupils together with some illustrations on a pupil, whom he has brought with him. He does not charge any thing and I expect it to be quite interesting.
It is somewhat amusing to see how persons evade the law about selling liquor to the students within two miles of the hill or to any other persons. Some time ago, a man here named Thompson1 gave a dinner and charged a half a dollar for the eating and gave away the liquor. And within the last week a groggery has been established just a little over two miles from the hill.
Mr Graves2 desired me to present his respects to brother Charles and brother William . Please to give my love to them.
And believe me to be

Your aff. Son

J. Johnston Pettigrew .


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Endnotes:

1. Possibly Henry C. Thompson .

2. Probably Ralph H. Graves.