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Title: Letter from Thomas Day to David L. Swain, December 6, 1847: Electronic Edition.
Author: Day, Thomas, ca. 1801-ca. 1861
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:
2005-07-22, Sarah Ficke finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Thomas Day to David L. Swain, December 6, 1847
Author: Thomas Day
Description: 1 page, 1 page image
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Thomas Day to David L. Swain , December 6, 1847
Day, Thomas, ca. 1801-ca. 1861



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Milton N.C. Dec. 6:47

Hon. Sir,

Yours of the 24 Nov. came in Time. I am preparing the Timbers to shelve your rooms Earley as possible, the plank has to be of superior quality & Dried in a steam kill which I have here. You advise me to come thare to do the work, but I think I can prepare the whole shelving & boxing here with the assistance of my four saws and bring it in waggons which I have, & put it up much sooner, better, & cheaper, to myself than to come & provide the lumber in that neighborhood. I can select better timber here and prepare it much better.
I am now in preparation for the work, will come and measure most of the Books and all the proper distances &c., so as to be but little time Engaged in the Building. You may fully rely, on the strictest attention being paid to the whole matter & I have no doubt you will be well satisfied when the work is done. Thankful for your kindness

And Verry Obediently yours

Thos. Day


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