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Title: Letter from John and Ebenezer Pettigrew to Charles Pettigrew, April 5, 1795: Electronic Edition.
Author: Pettigrew, John, 1779-1799
Author: Pettigrew, Ebenezer, 1783-1848
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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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2005-12-02, Brian Dietz finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Pettigrew Family Papers (#592), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from John and Ebenezer Pettigrew to Charles Pettigrew, April 5, 1795
Author: John Pettigrew
Author: Ebeneezer Pettigrew
Description: 3 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 592 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from John and Ebeneezer Pettigrew to Charles Pettigrew , April 5 1795
Pettigrew, John, 1779-1799
Pettigrew, Ebenezer, 1783-1848



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Orange County University 5th April 1795

Dear Father

Permit me to say there is nothing I undertake with as much real pleasure as wrighting to you which is a duty I owe as a son for the tender affections you have had in raising me up to this period of life, and I hope by our good conduct and behaviour to make a double compensation for all your cares and trouble concerning us.
We are both well at present, the splean is much as usual but I am about to use a method which I am in hopes will be of some benefit, which is starroot steept in spirits that I am to take twice or three times a day which is said to be very good. Mr and Mrs Kimbel are kind. I like my teachers Mr Ker and Mr Harras very well. I have got a quire of paper and a paper of inkpowder, I have not got my shoes halfsoaled yet, as shewmakers are very scarce at present but I expect one in town shortly.

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We are now going through the grammar and have had a great many of the notes to learn; and the rules to pars which makes it midling difficult, but We are almost through it, and have had but three Scholars since I came, but I expect ther will be five or six by the latter part of this week; I hear no strange news except that Colonel Lane in Rolley is dead, do not recollect anything more at present.
We both, give our love to our mother and grandmother, and to all that ask after us. brother Ebby sends his love to Miss Mary Turner also,

We remain your dutiful Sons,

John & Ebeneezer Pettigrew



N B I saw Mr Daniel who told me you staid at his house untill the evening and that his wife and you wer intimate acquaintance he also said he was going to send his Son to School and board him at Mr Kimbels but he has not sent him yet.



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The 10th Day of Theronidor anno Domini 1797.

Charles Pettigrew —1797

Chs Pettigrew
Commandments ten
Were given to men—

John Pettigrew & Ebenezer

John Patterson anno Dom. —


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