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Title: Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his mother, Emma Speight, August 22, 1867: Electronic Edition.
Author: Speight, Richard Harrison
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:
2007-03-03, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
Source(s):
Title of collection: John Francis Speight Papers (#3914), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his mother, Emma Speight, August 22, 1867
Author: R H Speight
Description: 3 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 3914 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his mother, Emma Speight , August 22, 1867
Speight, Richard Harrison



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Chapel Hill Aug, 22nd 67

Dear Mother

I received your very kind letter day before yesterday, & should have replied immediately but my lessons were so difficult that I couldent find time I have to study a great deal harder this sesions to keep "respectable" even, I thought that I would try to get a better "stand" this session, but the course is so much harder, and I am so much behind my class in Greek that I dont think it possible if possible, not probable. I hope you have had a pleasant visit in Greene. I am very sorry indeed to hear of the death of Mr Lowe's child. I hope will get permanently after a while. How long he intend staying at Yadkin? They commenced registering here monday.

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A great many negroes registered on that day I dont know whether many whites have registered or not. I see that Gen. Sickles has issued an order prohibiting negroes from qualifying as Jurors in the next term of the courts.
I heard to day that Dr Hubbard had sent in his resignation but I suppose he will be appoited again. I understand that the trustees wish all of the faculty to resign, in order to completely reorganize them. I reckon all who are here now will be appointed again.
If the trustees dont make some radical in the University it wont be in operation twelve months longer.
I dont take any paper, Lukie takes the LaCrosse Dem. I will be

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very much obliged if you will send me the tri-, or semi-weekly Inteligencer. I am very much hurried or I would have written this more carefully. Please excuse it Give my love to Cousin Clio John & Emma & kiss the last named for me.

Write soon to your very aff son

R H Speight



PS No one seems to have any idea who will take Gov Swains Some doubt whether his resignation will be accepted.
I send you by the same mail in which I send this a poem called Beechenbrook, The ladies generally speak very highly of it I hope you will like it