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Title: Letter from Charles L. Pettigrew to Ebenezer Pettigrew, December 10, 1834: Electronic Edition.
Author: Pettigrew, Charles Lockhart, 1816-1873
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, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 9K
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
Revision history:
2005-07-25, 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 Charles L. Pettigrew to Ebenezer Pettigrew, December 10, 1834
Author: Charles L Pettigrew
Description: 2 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 592 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Charles L. Pettigrew to Ebenezer Pettigrew , December 10, 1834
Pettigrew, Charles Lockhart, 1816-1873



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University of N.C. Dec 10

Dear Father

I received your letter of the 26th from New York, and was glad to hear that you arrived there with so little difficulty, and also I was much gratified at receiving the intelligence of the favorable situation of your leg vix that it would recover. I am in hopes you will have had equally as pleasant a journey home again for the northern climate (as I have frequently heard you say) does not agree with you. The rexamination is now proceeding and will close the latter end of this week I have passed my examination on two studies which were the easiest, 1 consequently not regarded by the students but to morrow morning I will stand my examination on mathematics which is considered the most difficult one in college to pass and at this time it is particularly so, the faculty having adopted a new plan; The members of the Junior class will therefore sit up very late to night to prepare, though I am afraid some will do it to very little advantage You requested me in your last letter to write to you and inform you how much money we would need. The next session is at least a month longer than this and also the vacation which is a month, the board is going to be raised to 2 dollars more per month with all I have some clothes to get therefore we will need about $175 for each if at the end of nex session any should be over will keep from

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spending it uselessly. I take pleasure to inform you that our money lasted us very well. We intend spending our vacation here. I must close this letter because I should now be prepare for to morrow morning I shall have to sit up very late indeed to night but I shall write long and frequently during vacation. Brother William is not in his room this evening having walked out to see some friend and does not kow I am writing this letter but thinks I am studying Conic Sections. Give my respects to Mr Davenport & Brickhouse and be assured of my love and affection.

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