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Title: Announcement Denying the Students' petition by David L. Swain, May 1, 1861: Electronic Edition.
Author: Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868
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, 2006
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2006
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Languages used in the text: English
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2006-12-07, Stephanie Adamson finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Announcement Denying the Students' Petition by David L. Swain, May 1, 1861
Author: David L. Swain
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Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Announcement Denying the Students' Petition by David L. Swain , May 1, 1861
Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868



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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA,
CHAPEL HILL, MAY 1st, 1861.

Sir:

The present is a crisis in the affairs of our country that calls for the best services we can render in the tented field if necessary, and if not there, in the sphere in which each one can make himself most useful. Whilst the Faculty of this Institution have no disposition to quench patriotic ardour, or to withhold from the public service, at the proper time, any one capable of performing the duties of a soldier, they beg leave to intimate to parents and guardians the propriety of restraining the anxiety so natural to the young and inexperienced to rush prematurely into military service.
Many young men have left us, in most instances under written instructions from home and with our permission and approbation, and in others without our knowledge, and we fear in opposition to the wishes of Parents and Guardians. The latter we hope will return in due time to prepare for the annual examination which will begin on Monday the 27th inst.
The Faculty are at their posts, endeavoring to discharge their duty faithfully to the young men committed to their charge. There will be no suspension of duties, and no reasonable pains will be spared to render the approaching Commencement attractive. The graduating class is a numerous one and is regarded as embracing talents and attainments which will insure exercises worthy of public attention. The Rev. Dr. Broadus, is to deliver the valedictory sermon to the Senior Class, and the Hon. Thomas L. Clingman the annual Address before the two Literary Societies.
The candidates for degrees, except in cases where for special reasons dispenation has been granted, will be expected to be in attendance by the beginning of Commencement week.

Yours very respectfully,

DAVID L. SWAIN ,
President.