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Title: Letter from James S. Gillaspie to Gavin Alves, February 19, 1800: Electronic Edition.
Author: Gillaspie, James Smiley
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
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2005-06-29, Amanda Page 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 James S. Gillaspie to Gavin Alves, February 19, 1800
Author: J.S. Gillaspie
Description: 3 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from James S. Gillaspie to Gavin Alves , February 19, 1800
Gillaspie, James Smiley



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Martinsville 19 Febry 1800

Dear Sir,

I had yesterday the honor of receiving yours of the 19th ult.
When at the University I understood that Messrs Baker & McCullock had been re-admitted. This information at first gave me some surprise & induced me to believe that the Trustees were afraid that the institution would not be soon enough ruined by the system of measures which had been previously pursued. But upon further recollection I found it nothing more than a continuation of their resolution to support the students against the faculty. Such doing & undoing must however be productive of the worst effects.
In addition to your statement of accounts I would beg leave to mention two other charges which I had against the Trustees & which I do not recollect whether I mentioned before. One is for seven days labor expended in filling up the vault of the Necessary & making other preparations for its removal. The price of labor at that time as well as I can

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recollect was 5/ per day, suppose however 4/ as the lowest, it will amount to 20/. For this I could not take any receipt as the labor was performed by my own servant.
The other charge is for circular letters written previous to the examination & by express direction of Govr Davie . How many there were I cannot now tell, only recollecting one to the Revd Mr George Warrenton, Revd Mr Robinson Duplin, Doctor M'Corkle Rowan, Revd Mr Hall Iredell. For these I took no receipt, not being able to obtain a settlement with the Post Master who was in my debt.
A receipt for the steel I had but have somehow mislaid it.
One third of the tuition money on account of Mr Flinn is due to Mr Caldwell which you will be so good as to hand him; the other two thirds are due to me.
A bar of iron sufficient to make staples & use for the Franklins was left in Mr M'Cauley's shop. This, the person undertaking to erect the Franklins may have by applying

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for it at the shop. These are all the particulars which I can recollect as appertaining to a settlement between us.
If you ever come into my neighborhood & can allow yourself to call I shall be happy to see you. In the mean time your letters will find me at Martinsville .
Mrs Gillaspie joins me in begging that you would make our respects acceptable to the family & to Mrs Norwood.1 Accept them yourself & believe me to be

With real regard
Dear Sir
Your most obedt

J. S. Gillaspie


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Endnotes:

1. Probably Robina Norwood.