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Title: Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his Cousin, August 31, 1867: Electronic Edition.
Author: Speight, Richard Harrison
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
Images scanned by Caitlin R. Donnelly
Text encoded by Caitlin R. Donnelly
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:
2007-03-05, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
Source(s):
Title of collection: John Francis Speight Papers (#3914), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his Cousin, August 31, 1867
Author: R H Speight
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 3914 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his Cousin, August 31, 1867
Speight, Richard Harrison



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Chapel Hill August 31st 67

Dear Cousin

I would have written to you sooner but for the want of time I have been very busy this session, but have become more accustomed to my studies & consequently have more time now. I received a letter from Seth this morning he is very well.
Every one in this vecinity seems to think that the prospects of the college are better now than they have been since the war After this session the trustees intend adopting the University system, that is teaching by lecture. All of the professors have resigned, but I suppose most of them will be reeelected.
Miss doesent keep half as nice a table this session as she did last nor she hasent as many boarders.

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I have the prettiest little pet of a mocking bird you ever saw He is standing on the table by me now, chirping for something to eat Tell Miss Emma that I will make her a present of him next winter if he dont die or get away Tell Mother & John that I am expecting a letter from each them. Give my love to all Kiss Miss Emma, I cant write to day to save my life Write soon

Your aff cousin

R H Speight