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Title: Letter from Alexander J. Davis to David L. Swain, May 31, 1850: Electronic Edition.
Author: Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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2005-07-29, Risa Mulligan finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: David L. Swain Papers (#706), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Alexander J. Davis to David L. Swain, May 31, 1850
Author: Alex J. Davis
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Note: Call number 706 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Alexander J. Davis to David L. Swain , May 31, 1850
Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892



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N. Y. May 31, 1850

Gov. Swaine

Dear Sir:

I hasten to send you the design for your Alumni Hall. I was obliged to redraw the whole, but the result has been to improve the plan, so as to make it such as would be creditable to any University, as a specimen of classical taste, or to its general character, and proportions, whatever defects there may be in the details, or execution.
I shall send a specification and some other drawings with the roll or portfolio (to Raleigh) on the Lunatic Asylum, in a few days, as I now go about to prepare the same without delay. Please say to any member of the lunatic committee that I shall send early next week, by post, a plan of the foundations of the center building, which the workmen will first want to dig and lay stone by.

In the mean time I remain
Yours respectfully and truly

Alex J. Davis



The two capitals to the columns of your Hall I wish to have carved here with foliage of maize; wheat and tobacco; and the shaft should be reeded, with or without a bare as I shall determine hereafter.