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Title: Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, July 18, 1842 : 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.
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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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2007-04-02, 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, July 18, 1842
Description: 3 pages, 4 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 , July 18, 1842
Ruffin, Thomas, Jr.



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Dear Father

You have, no doubt, been long expecting a letter from me, but you will excuse me, for not writing sooner, for I have been buisied, by moveing my things, into my new room & placeing all things in their right order.
I suppose that you recceived Mr Brodnax's letter, several days since & he told you about your affairs in Rockingham, at least he said that he did so, & he also told you that James, Fred, & Rufus had all joined college & that stood excellent examinations, Fred & myself room togather in an excellent room, James & George McNeill room in one not quite so good & Rufus has an excellent room, but has it with two other students so that it is rather crowed, & they all seem very well satisfied. James boards with the doctor, Fred & Rufus with Mr Owen,
The students have had one frolic this session, & two of them were dismissed, but

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have been taken back again, at our request, & our pledgeing ourselves that we would never join in another blacking club I mean a club to black the freshmen
As it is a very difficult matter to get books here & then we have to give double price for them, even if we get them from Turner & Hughes, for he sells them much dearer here than in Raleigh knowing that we are compelled to have the books, it matters not at what price he imposes on us in that manner & you will please to get me a Leriza’s French Grammar, Meadows French Dictionary, Excerpta Latinis, Perrin’s Fables, & an Astronomy. — Please to send them up as soon as possible, for we will commence them in a day or so. These are not all the books which I will use this session, but I can procure the others here at half price from the members of the last class.
I have a lesson to get this evening & the stage leaves soon & I must stop. Dr Mitchell has ten boarders & it is very crowed there, & as I am the oldest boarder there, more is expected of me than the others, & that renders it not quite so agreable as formily.
There is nothing else new or interesting

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I remain your affection. Son

Thomas Ruffin

Chapel Hill.


P.S.
Please to send me some writing paper when you send the books.

Thomas Ruffin



In going to recitation this morning, Mr Hooper told us that we need not get a Excerpta Latinis so you will please not purchase it, & I have the book to be used in its stead.

Thomas Ruffin


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