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Title: Letter from Charles Manly to David L. Swain, October 8, 1856: Electronic Edition.
Author: Manly, Charles, 1795-1871
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Title of collection: David L. Swain Papers (#706), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Charles Manly to David L. Swain, October 8, 1856
Author: Charles Manly
Description: 4 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 706 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Charles Manly to David L. Swain , October 8, 1856
Manly, Charles, 1795-1871



Page 1
Raleigh Oct. 8/56

My Dear Govr.,

I recd. yesterday your note & a copy of the Faculty's proceedings in relation to Profr. Hedrick . Upon consultation with Gov. Bragg & Messrs. Courts & Bryan , all that relating to Bishop Hughes was expunged & the disclosure sent to the Standard for publication.
Today I recd. yours of 7 enclosing correspondence between yourself & Haywood which was all new to me. (I mean the exchange of notes.)
The Gov. handed me another com. from Mons. Herrisse for the Ex. Committee

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containing 15 ½ closely written pages on the laxity of discipline in the College, how a University ought to be managed, & how this is not &c., &c., &c.
The Gov. also handed me a letter which he had recd. from Hedrick in explanation & exculpation of himself & letting him know that he was a good Democrat & had voted the Dem. ticket in Aug. last.
Your suggestions are good & were approved by those Gentlemen above named. Nothing will be done with him till after the election. If he does not resign the Board will take him up next winter & cut his head "clean off" but so as not to suffer the blood of martyrdom for opinion's sake to decorate & adorn his garments.

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He will be driven off as unworthy to hold an office in an Institution whose image & practices he has so grossly & injuriously violated.
The Executive Com. will meet again on Saturday next (11th) by which time I shall hope to have the Faculty's answer to the "Red Republican" & the copy of the journal which he complains of.

I am Dear Sir
Very, truly yours,

Charles Manly



Dr. Wheat has withdrawn his notice of resignation, but I suppose you know that of course.

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There is a report on the street that the Students intend to tar & feather Hedrick . I hope & trust they will do no such thing. Their indignation meetings, burning in effigy &c. is a sufficient demonstration. It would be dishonorable & cowardly to do him personal violence. It would be undignified & disgraceful to get up a college row & tumult. They would thereby injure themselves & no one else.