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Title: Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, August 1841 : Electronic Edition.
Author: Ruffin, Thomas, Jr.
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 Mike Millner
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:
2007-03-28, Mike Millner finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Thomas Ruffin Papers (#641), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, August 1841
Author: Thomas Ruffin
Description: 2 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 641 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin , August 1841
Ruffin, Thomas, Jr.



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Chapel Hill

Dear father

I received your letter this morning & was some what disapointed at your not stoping, but I of course am willing to undergo any disapointment if it will, in the least, lessen the pain of my dear mother. But I was some what surprised at the last part of your letter in which you mention that you had heard from doctor Jones , for I did study & can maintain the same standing with my class, with the same ease. You mention your surprise at my not writing to you bfore, which I most assuredly would have done, had I known where you were for Dr Jones told me that you would leave Raleigh in a day or two & that you did not know whether you would stop or not & November1 told me that they expected you home in less than a week, when he was up there last & that has been five weeks ago.
I have been attending college duties during the last week & my leg continues to get better still & I have quit doctoring it.
I suppose you did not make a settelment with Dr. Jones & I have requested Dr. M. to do so.
Tell Sister Kate. that I think she might write to me for I had to sit up in the bed to write to you & her & that you have answered it long since but that she has not thought of me since.
I suppose Mr Roulhac has not returned

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for he promised to write to me when he did.
I have not heard from Sister Anne since Mr Green came from there
You will please to write to me & tell me to what springs you are going & how long you will stay.
I expect that you were glad to hear that the bank bill had been vetoed.
Give my love to all & tell Mama that I hope she will both enjoy & be benefited by her trip.

beleive me your most affectionate son,

Thomas Ruffin.


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Endnotes:

Possibly the slave Davidge [1791-1872], also known as "Dr. November," who was the carriage driver for Dr. Joseph Caldwell .