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Title: Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, October 14, 1865 (In Which She Writes About the Difficulties the University Faces) : Electronic Edition.
Author: Spencer, Cornelia Phillips, 1825-1908
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, 2007
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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Title of collection: Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers (#683), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, October 14, 1865 (In Which She Writes About the Difficulties the University Faces)
Author: [Spencer, Cornelia Phillips, 1825-1908]
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Note: Call number 683 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer , October 14, 1865 (In Which She Writes About the Difficulties the University Faces)
Spencer, Cornelia Phillips, 1825-1908



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Oct 14
Gov Swain returned from the North yesterday & came over to see me this morning. I enjoy his visits so very much; they seem to be made out of pure kindness to me. His impressions of President Johnson are even more favorable than on his first visit to Washington. He says he looks every inch the President. His account of Mr Edney "Electrician" — & of Mrs Carson — daughter of James Pettigrew of Charleston are very interesting. The Gov is the greatest man I know for coincidences. He is all the time meeting with something in some way connected with the past, & affording a fine peg to hand a story or narration upon.
The Gov effected nothing for the University. Moneyed men in New York were unwilling to lend upon landed estate out of their own State. Even then they demand 12 pr ct. The prospects are dark for us. There seems to be by all accounts an ill feeling towards the Uni in some parts of the State on acct of alleged Yankee proclivities among the faculty. Elly Swain's marriage has helped this along no doubt.
We have rain to day for the first time since July! Gov brought me some Northern papers. Pa has an Historical Almanac of the Pres. Ch. From these & from a few of our own revived Southern ch. papers I find the greatest bitterness still exists in the Chs. While the politicians are trying to heal up matters & make friends — the churches are exhibiting the utmost intolerance & bitterness towards Southerners. How painful & humiliating a fact. The Pres'n. ch. especially.
The Episcopalians are having their Triennial Con. now. Delegates from N.C. & Texas have joined them and are received with all kindliness & christain feeling. The other Southern Bishops have not yet "come round."