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Title: Letter from William H. Maverick to his mother, Mary Ann Adams Maverick, September 9, 1867 : Electronic Edition.
Author: Maverick, William H.
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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The electronic edition is a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill digital library, Documenting the American South.
Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2007-05-27, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: W. H. Maverick Papers (#498-z), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from William H. Maverick to his mother, Mary Ann Adams Maverick, September 9, 1867
Author: W. Maverick
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 498-z (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from William H. Maverick to his mother, Mary Ann Adams Maverick, September 9, 1867
Maverick, William H.



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Chapel Hill N. C.
Sep 9th 1867

Dear Mother

I write in answer to your last loving letter of Aug 12th and which I received several days since. When you wrote you were not aware that George had taken due leave of this Classic Hill, but, no doubt you have long since learned the truth, for he has been gone some five or six weeks. Yesterday I received a letter from George; he was well and says that he likes the University more and more every day, he has been studying Law, but intended in a few days going down to Lynchburg on a visit to Cpt. Allen & family. You asked me if G. was in very good health, to tell you the truth, I never saw him in better health or look better than when he was here last. I am also in excellent health. We are all somewhat disappointed by the slowness and want of

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energy in the trustees of the University. they have done nothing, as yet, and I am affraid that they will do nothing until it is too late. North Carolinians are the slowest people in the world — it is their characteristic. Indeed I care very little whether I stay here or not; if Pa thinks that I ought to remain, then I will do so; but if he wishes me to quit College then I also have a wish it is that he procure a good business place for me in New York City ; not as a merchant or any thing of that kind, but as a clerk in a Bank — or as a drummer to some important establishment.
I wrote Pa a very short letter the other day acknowledging the receipt of the $500 &c. I will in this enclose a note for him I have found the first (hundred) check which you sent about two months ago in an old letter, which arrived for George in vacation & which by some mistake or accident I did not forward to him, but of course it is of no value now. I will write to George this evening. I have forwarded all letters & papers to George.
My Love to all

Your Loving son

W. Maverick