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Title: Letter from Samuel Hopkins to John Haywood, November 11, 1799: Electronic Edition.
Author: Hopkins, Samuel
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
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First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 8K
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:
2005-08-23, 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 Samuel Hopkins to John Haywood, November 11, 1799
Author: Samuel Hopkins
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 1290 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Samuel Hopkins to John Haywood , November 11, 1799
Hopkins, Samuel



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Chapel Hill Nov. 11th 1799

Sir,

Yours by favr of Mr Norvell I duly recd. The shells we then had, was thought to be sufficient for raising the inside wall equal to those of the outside, and thought proper to venture on that much, however the lime gave out before it was effected, & as the time of our brick laying was too short to make it worth while to send Waggons to Fayette[ville] expressly for more oyster shells; we have quit the Brick work for this season. I observe what you say about the caping the walls the same plank that has been necessarily employed for scaffolding will be [sufficient] page torn for that purpose. Captn Rogers says hepage torn receive an equivalent now, for the bricks he has laid. By his contract he cannot demand it untill he has laid 250 thousand Bricks, but as those payments were predicated to be equal to the bricks he had laid at the time such payment was made him; you may not perhaps think it improper to pay him at the rate of 30/ pr thousand for all the brick he has laid in the Walls of the Main Building. I have to go to Fayette[ville] shortly and shall want 3 receipts in your possession, each dated May 7th 1798 & for £25 each given by Geo. Thompson , Oliver & Nathan Pierce, & Thomas Moody, all in consequence of so much paid, for oyster shells to be delivered to me at a future day, and some of the men have not fully complied with their promise in that respect. You will please

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plan therefore to send me those receipts by return of the page torn Waggon that loads down for Captn Rogers , which I will [send] you again on my return from Fayetteville.

I am Sir,
yr Very Obt Sert

Samuel Hopkins

J. Haywoodr Esq


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