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Title: Letter from Peter Mallett to David L. Swain, November 6, 1863: Electronic Edition.
Author: Mallett, Peter, 1825-1906?
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 Bari Helms
Text encoded by Amanda Page
First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 8K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2005-07-07, Amanda Page 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 Peter Mallett to David L. Swain, November 6, 1863
Author: Peter Mallett
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Peter Mallett to David L. Swain , November 6, 1863
Mallett, Peter, 1825-1906?



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Conscript Office
Raleigh, N.C., Nov. 6th, 1863
Hon. D. L. Swain
Presdt. University of N.C.,
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Sir:

Your communication of the 15th ult. to President Davis, through his Excellency Gov. Vance , with report and resolutions of the Board, asking the exemption of students in the two Senior Classes liable to conscription, was forwarded through this Office to the War Department, with the following endorsement: —
"Approved and respectfully forwarded, through the Bureau of Conscription, inviting attention to the endorsement of His Excellency Gov. Vance .
"The Commandant is personally cognizant of the facts stated, and earnestly recommends favorable consideration."
The Communication was returned the 3rd inst., with the following endorsement and instructions: —
"Respectfully returned to Col. Mallett for compliance with the order of the Sec. of War."
I take pleasure in informing you orders have been issued from this Office to Capt. Landis , District Enrolling Officer, to catorn page out the above instructions in granting exemption during the college course of the members of the two senior classes.
In performing this duty, Governor , I must express to you the great gratification and interest felt in perusing the report, which will be filed at this Office with pride as a North

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Carolinian, as a relic rather than a public document.

I have the honor to be, sir,

Very respectfully,

Your Obt. servant,

Peter Mallett Col.
Commandant of Conscripts for N.C.