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Title: Governor Jonathan Worth's Reply, July 30, 1867: Electronic Edition.
Author: Worth, Jonathan, 1802-1869
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Caitlin R. Donnelly
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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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2006-12-08, 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: Governor Jonathan Worth's Reply, July 30, 1867
Author: Jonathan Worth
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Note: Call number 40005, (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Governor Jonathan Worth's Reply, July 30, 1867
Worth, Jonathan, 1802-1869



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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Executive Department,
RALEIGH, July 30th, 1867.

SIR:

There are three important vacancies in the Professorships at our University; and I have before me a letter from Gov. Swain , as President of the Faculty, offering to resign "at the earliest period at which the Board may be pleased to designate a successor."
All the endowment of the University is lost. It owes a large debt, for the payment of which the creditors hold a mortgage on the real and personal estate of the Corporation. The fees received for tuition will not pay adequate salaries to the Professors. This noble Institution must soon perish, if efficient measures for preserving its existence be not taken. Every North Carolinian should use his exertions to avert this calamity;—and especially, should every one so exert himself, who has accepted and who continues to hold the trust of taking care that "all useful learning shall be duly encouraged and promoted in one or more Universities."
I have called a meeting of the whole Board of Trustees, to be held in this office on Thursday, the 22nd day of August next. It is hoped every Trustee will feel it his duty to be present and share the responsibility of the trust he has accepted.

JONATHAN WORTH,
President ex-officio of the Board of Trustees
of the University.