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Title: Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Mary Ferrand Henderson, May 21, 1862 : Electronic Edition.
Author: Henderson, John, fl. 1863
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:
2007-05-24, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: John Steele Henderson Papers (#327), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Mary Ferrand Henderson, May 21, 1862
Author: John
Description: 4 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 327 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Mary Ferrand Henderson, May 21, 1862
Henderson, John, fl. 1863



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Chapel Hill May 21st 1862

My Dear Mother

You must excuse me for not writing to you this week at the usual time, as I have had to review for several days past. Next week is examination week and I expect to get a terrible rushing. In my last letter I asked you to get me some cloth to make two suits of clothes; I hope you will attend to it immediately, as I havent got a single suit of clothes winter or summer but the one I have on my back. I wish you could get me a nice

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suit. I never was so much in need of clothes in my life as I am at present. I wish you would get the cloth so that I can have them made immediately after my arrival at home. The Proprietors of the boarding houses here, speak of charging one hundred and twenty ($120) for board next session; if they charge that much I dont expect, Father will send me back here. I hope you will be able to get cloth enough to make me a nice suit of clothes. The boots, you sent want worth a cent; I had scarcely worn them a week before they began to wear. They are completely worthless now. I will get a pair of shoes in Chapel Hill, if I can. I hope

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Ham Jones is not seriously wounded, but that he will soon recover. I am glad to hear Len has had such a nice time with his friends in Granville. I dont believe there are any slate pencils on the Hill, but if there are I will try to get Richard one. Tell Dick schoolmates consider pencils, &c public property and that he must never have more than one at a time, and if he does lend out always remember, to whom he lends, and make them give it back. Our church was not even represented in the convention. I dont see, why Mr Haughton could not have come himself. They had barely enough for a quorum. The Bishop preached twice; he is a real

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"high churchman." he thinks no one has a right to preach except those, who are ordained by a Bishop, who descend from the apostles (I mean spiritual descent of course). I have nothing to find fault with him for, as I am a "High Churchman" myself; but I do think it strange, that he should preach such doctrines, when several of his own brothers are Presbyterian ministers. I saw Mr Mason at convention; he looks well and hearty, and was very glad to see me. I will be home about about the sixth of June, Providence permitting I will let know for certain in last letter. Write soon to, your aff son Love to all.

John