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Title: Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, November 6, 1795: 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.
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First Edition, 2005
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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:
2005-07-24, Risa Mulligan 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, November 6, 1795
Author: W. R. Davie
Description: 3 pages, 4 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 , November 6, 1795
Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820



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Halifax Nov. 6th 95

My Dear Sir,

I wrote you by last post since which Judge Williams has attempting with me the plan of a House for the principal building with some calculation of the expense. I shall be ready to buy a plan of his, with an estimate, if the calculations can be made before I set out to the Federal Court. I am afraid such a House as we should want will cost a larger sum than we can of present spare, but as it would require two years at least to page torn [build] it perhaps our funds page torn collect until in that time.

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The House we have planed is 116 feet by 50 [& 5/7]—to contain 24 lodging rooms, a Hall 30 by 36, a library room 100 by 36, 2 rooms for Philosophical apparatus 16 by 12, 2 recitation rooms, 2 rooms 16 by 100 for lodging rooms or any other purpose this House to be 3 story high. This seems not to be much larger than the other.
A Professor or two should now be added, and I think entre nous, the institution must be committed to other hands than our present professor of Humanity.
I will endeavor page torn

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ready a plan of education.
Adieu Adieu yours sincerely and excuse this letter for I am "bothered with [dark] fellows most damnably — yr.


Judge Williams says a part of the wing may be built in the manner you propose very well without passing the roof or disfiguring the House.

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