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Title: Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, February 9, 1797: Electronic Edition.
Author: Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text scanned (OCR) by Brian Dietz
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Text encoded by Sarah Ficke
First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 9K
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:
2005-11-28, Sarah Ficke finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Ernest Haywood Collection of Haywood Family Papers (#1290), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, February 9, 1797
Author: W. R. Davie
Description: 2 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 1290 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood , February 9, 1797
Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820



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Halifax Feb 9th 97

Dear Sir.

I mentioned to you when at Raleigh the insufficiency of the work which had been done by Hodge at the chapel , and the necessity of his being informed that we would not receive it. I cannot now charge my memory whether we had agreed upon the mode of doing this business, but as you are considered the organ of the Board I suppose he will expect to receive it through you.
I entreat you to take the necessary measures with regard to Hodge before he proceeds further with the building that he may have no reason to complain of us, I am fully convinced that man has no intention of compleating his contract without a Law-suit; we ought therefore to be circumspect, and continually press him without relaxation to do his duty.
Pray inform me by the return of the

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post whether any thing has been done to forward the contract with Hopkins and the progress of the main building.
I intend to take Raleigh in my way to Hillsborough so we can go up together visiting the University in the way, and affecting whatever may be necessary with Hopkins while we are there.
We have nothing new or interesting at Halifax, and believe me as usual

very sincerely
yours

W. R. Davie



P.S. Pray let me know whether the Library comm[itt]ee were appointed at the last meeting, and who they are, as some books might be bought now of Mr. Hodge on very good terms.
Was there not some resolution also passed making it penal not to pay the money to the Steward in advance; if there was it ought to be published.

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