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Title: Agreement to Establish the Debating Society, 1795: Electronic Edition.
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Dialectic Society
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Caitlin R. Donnelly
Images scanned by Stephanie Adamson
Text encoded by Stephanie Adamson
First Edition, 2006
Size of electronic edition: ca. 24K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2006
© This work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text
The electronic edition is a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill digital library, Documenting the American South.
Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2006-12-19, Stephanie Adamson finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Records of the Dialectic Society (#40152), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Agreement to Establish the Debating Society, 1795
Author: [University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Dialectic Society]
Description: 4 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 40152 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Agreement to Establish the Debating Society, 1795
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Dialectic Society



Page [3]
Dialectic Society.
Resolved that Messrs William. E. Webb . Willie Jones, and Archibald D Murphey . be appointed to transcribe the proceedings of this Society from its Establishment June 3rd. 1795. up to the 12th day of April, 1798.

Page [5]
We the Undernamed Students of the University of North Carolina, willing to cultivate a lasting Friendship with each other, and to Promote useful Knowledge, have chearfully joined in a Society to be known by the name of the Debating Society. We also solemnly promise and pledge Ourselves to one Another, that each of us, will do our Endeavours to support this Society in Credit and to our mutual Advantage; by a proper Obedience to the Laws which shall be made for its Regulation; and by a due performance of all the regular Exercises, which shall be required from Us in a Social Capacity.
That by this Conduct being instrumental in acquiring Knowledge, we may contract a Friendship which shall not be forgotten, when we meet in the serious business of Life. In Witness whereof we have set our Names & Seals.

Page [6]
Charles W. Harris (Seal) Cabarrus
Adam Haywood (Seal) Edgecombe
Robert Smith (Seal) Cabarrus
Alexander Osborn (Seal) Iredell
Edwin Osborn (Seal) Rowan
William Houston (Seal) Iredell
William Dickson (Seal) Burke
James Mebane (Seal) Orange
John Pettigru (Seal) Tyrrell
Richard Eagles (Seal) New Hanover
Hinton James (Seal) "
Haywood Ruffin (Seal) Greene
Richard Sims (Seal) Warren
Laurence Toole (Seal) Edgecombe
Henry Kinchen (Seal) Franklin
William M. Sneed (Seal) Granville
Ebenezer Pettigru (Seal) Tyrrell
Will. Alston (Seal) Halifax
Hutchins Burton Senr (Seal) Granville
Evan Jones (Seal) New Hanover
John Taylor (Seal) Orange
Maurice Moore (Seal) Brunswick
Alfred Moore (Seal) "
Thomas D Bennehan (Seal) Orange

Page [7]
Frank Burton (Seal) Granville
Allen Green (Seal) S. C.
Allen Davie (Seal) Halifax
Hyder Davie (Seal) "
David Cook (Seal)
Nicholas Long (Seal) Halifax
George W Long (seal) "