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Title: Letter from William Lord DeRosset to his father, Armand John DeRosset, Jr., March 3, 1851 : Electronic Edition.
Author: DeRosset, William Lord
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
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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
Revision history:
2007-05-15, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: DeRosset Family Papers (#214), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from William Lord DeRosset to his father, Armand John DeRosset, Jr., March 3, 1851
Author: Wm. Lord DeRosset
Description: 3 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 214 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from William Lord DeRosset to his father, Armand John DeRosset, Jr., March 3, 1851
DeRosset, William Lord



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Chapel Hill
March 3d
1851.

My dear Father

Your letter was received on last Thursday morning; but I deferred answering it till to day so that I could write to Grandpa. I have heard nothing more of the Indictment since I last wrote.
I suppose from the way you wrote that you suspected something about my having some connexion with that riot; but I can assure you my dear Father, that I had nothing to do with it. 'Tis true I was present for a minute or so while it was going on, but I went out once where they were in order to get to my room from the room that they were rocking, & in which I was where they began. I did not care about risking my life in there So I told them from the window to stop until I jumped out, they did so & I went straight to

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my room for I was undressed. After that one of the crowd (I dont remember who) came into my room and got my candle, & took it out, & after a little while I went out to get it, & by that time they had stopped, & I waited there to hear them talk to some of the Students who came out to try & Stop them, & when they all went away (which was about fifteen minutes after); I went to my room, & went to bed. I suppose you thought I meant by saying, "that nothing could be proved against me" that I did something but no witnesses could be got who could testify against me. But I did not mean it in that way.
I dont think you need be apprehensive about my standing this session; for I think I stand better than I have previously. Twenty five dollars ($25.) more will cover all of my expenses this Session. I have written two or three letters to Lossie & Alice since I have received one from either of them. I have not heard in three weeks. Eleven men were sent off last week. Ten dismissed for engaging in a "Calathumpian Serenade," & Dav. Cowan I am sorry to tell you suspended three

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weeks for being found intoxicated. Out of the ten who were dismissed the Faculty will not hear the petition of but one this Session, eight will be allowed to return next Session & one will not be taken back at all. I dont think you know any of them or I would mention them. Give my love to all of Grandpa's family, & Grandma's, & Ma and all of my dear brothers & Sisters & believe me ever

Your most affectionate Son

Wm. Lord DeRosset



P.S. I wish you would let me room in the Village. I would refer you to Grandpa's letter for my reasons.

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