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Title: Letter from Henry Harrisse to Governor Thomas Bragg, October 15, 1856 : Electronic Edition.
Author: Harrisse, Henry, 1829-1910
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, 2007
Size of electronic edition: ca. 12K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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Languages used in the text: English
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2007-03-05, Caitlin R. Donnelly 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 Henry Harrisse to Governor Thomas Bragg, October 15, 1856
Author: Henri Herrisse
Description: 1 page, 2 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Henry Harrisse to Governor Thomas Bragg , October 15, 1856
Harrisse, Henry, 1829-1910



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Chapel Hill N. C. Oct. 15th 56

Dear Sir :

It is not without emotion that I determine to send you this letter. The two oldest members of the Faculty, led on by Gov. Swain , have branded me with the horrid epithet of "infamous liar"; and I fancy that until my charges have been proved to the satisfaction of the Trustees, I can no longer face an honest man
You can scarcely realise the scenes which followed the reading of my Memorials to the Faculty. Instead of passing a calm and dignified judgment on its merits or defects; instead of refuting my arguments — if this was in their power, they heaped upon me the most unjust calumnies and outrageous insults. I did not condescend to reply; but when Gov. Swain threatened to raise a mob against me by reading my memorials to the classes, I dared him to do it!
Cool I was, and cool I shall remain; — for I am bent on conquering. To that effect I have this day forwarded to Hon. J. H. Bryan a "Key" to my Memorial of the 29th ulto. in which I subjoin to each of my 32 allegations a tangible proof or one which may easily be made so.
The question is no longer between the French Instructor and the President, but between the Trustees and the University. My dearest interests are also at stake; and you, Governor Bragg , will soon have to decide whether I shall depart from this Institution with a mark of infamy which, whether innocent or guilty, must stick to me forever!

Your friend and well-wisher

Henri Harrisse

To His Excelly Gov. Bragg
Raleigh


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