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Title: Letter from Professor William J. Martin to the Board of Trustees, November 11, 1861 (In Which He Requests a Leave of Absence to Join the Army) : Electronic Edition.
Author: Martin, William James
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:
2007-05-30, Caitlin R. Donnelly 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: Letter from Professor William J. Martin to the Board of Trustees, November 11, 1861 (In Which He Requests a Leave of Absence to Join the Army)
Author: W. J. Martin
Description: 1 page, 2 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Professor William J. Martin to the Board of Trustees, November 11, 1861 (In Which He Requests a Leave of Absence to Join the Army)
Martin, William James



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Wilmington N. C. Nov 11th 1861.

To the Hon. B'd of Trustees, Univ. N. C.

I have the honor to apply for a leave of absence for twelve months from the 21st of Sept. 1861.
Feeling it to be my duty to take part in our struggle for independence, if it could be done without compromising my duty to the University; and Prof Kimberly having kindly consented to take my classes during my absence; having been instructed moreover by the President Gov. Swain , that upon consultation with such of the Trustees as he could see, he found that they would approve the proceeding; I raised a company of volunteers for twelve months & have since been in "the service". I beg to submit this report of my course, & to ask your endorsement of the same.

I am gentlemen,

Your Obedient Servant

W. J. Martin


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