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Title: Letter from Charles Manly to David L. Swain, February 26, 1856: Electronic Edition.
Author: Manly, Charles, 1795-1871
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Title of collection: David L. Swain Papers (#706), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Charles Manly to David L. Swain, February 26, 1856
Author: Charles Manly
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Note: Call number 706 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Charles Manly to David L. Swain , February 26, 1856
Manly, Charles, 1795-1871



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Raleigh Feby. 26/56

My Dear Gov.,

The Ex. Com. today adopted the following Resolutions.
"The Ex. Com. taking into consideration a communication from the Pres. of the University transmitting a copy of the proceedings of the Faculty relative to the action of the Senior Class in the election of a Chaplain to deliver the Valedictory Sermon at the next Commencement. Resolved that while they earnestly deprecate any thing like religious intolerance as in conflict alike with the principles of the Constitution & their own views, there are other important considerations the force & bearing of which upon the question at this time the Executive Committee could better understand & more justly appreciate than the Senior Class. The Committee is therefore of the opinion that the Pres. under the circumstances in advising the class to consult the Committee acted judiciously & properly.
The Committee are further of

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opinion that as the invitation to deliver the sermon has already been transmitted it is not expedient to take any further action in the premises."
I apprehend the whole affair will blow over without further embarrassment. If I were in your place, I would let the matter drop, & not give it any factitious importance by communicating this decision to the class.
In regard to the future, there is, I think, but one sentiment in the Committee & that is that henceforth no appointment of Chaplain, Marshals, nor Ball Managers shall be valid without the assent of the Board of Trustees or the Ex. Com. in writing. As the present mode of appointment has been declared or approved by the Board of Trustees the Committee decline disturbing it. The annual meeting in June will be a fit occasion to move in it.
In regard to Building Improvements the Committee have resolved to

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engage the services of Col. Gwyn. His accomplishments as a draughtsman & general knowledge of labor & materials & skill in making contracts qualify him preeminently for the business. He left home this morning for Richmond. Gov. Bragg & myself are a Sub Com. to see him on his return.
I have, this moment, since writing the foregoing, recd. your letter of yesterday from P. Office.
I am truly glad that the bone is buried by the Bishop's declension.
The Special Board of Visitors is required to be selected out of the regular class. I give you their names. Make your own selection & let me know. The Com. will doubtless ratify your nomination. For mercy's sake leave out the Secretary. Nash & Ruffin do not belong to the class but a swap may be allowable. So as to Barringer , W. J. Alexander, W. H. Battle , J. W. Bryan, D. W. Courts, J. W. Cunningham, J. R. Donnell, W. A. Graham , C. B. Hassell, S. P. Hill, J. C. Johnston, C. Jones Jr., M. E. Manly , G. Mebane. G. C. Mendenhall, J. M. Morehead , H. Potter, W. L. Steele, H. Waddell, J. Worth.

Yours with true regard,

Charles Manly