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Title: Letter written by Charles Phillips, November 23, 1864: Electronic Edition.
Author: Phillips, Charles, 1822-1889
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, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 10K
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
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2005-11-11, Sarah Ficke 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 written by Charles Phillips, November 23, 1864
Author: Charles Phillips
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter written by Charles Phillips , November 23, 1864
Phillips, Charles, 1822-1889



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Chapel Hill, N.C.
Thursday, Novr 23d 1864

My dear Sir,

A new panic is hereabouts. The impressment of sorghum syrup, wheat, beef, &c., is daily expected. Mr Purefoy told me that he was expecting the officer every hour at his house (to-day). He wanted to sell me syrup at $10. Govt is giving $5. Now to me this movement so early in this neighborhood will interfere with the life of the University more seriously than the conscribing of our students. For if our eating houses cannot get food for our students, even those under 17 cannot come or cannot stay here. Mr Purefoy says he is resolved that hereafter he will have nothing on and that Govt. can impress but page torn. He will continue to make corn

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but nothing else. Is there no mode of stopping this process here? With the food in the immediate neighborhood gone & no horses for hauling in from a distance, we town-folks will be in a serious dilemma before the year is out. The officials of Govt ought to be very discreet in a work that is at all times terrific to the people.
Examples are sometimes easier to follow than precepts. So my walk to Mr Purefoy's revealed that the impressing of wood from the lands of the Trustees goes on bravely. The students that room out of the buildings are in a bad fix. Prof. Fetter says he cannot haul for them. If we (Faculty folks) cd get our hauling paid in wood, there might be some relief to such folks, by making the haulers sell to our students, or by some other such regulation.
We are well. I wish I could add hopeful of getting our desires.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Phillips