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Title: Letter from Professor Walker Anderson to Charles Manly, October 8, 1834: Electronic Edition.
Author: Anderson, Walker, 1801-1857
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, 2005
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The electronic edition is a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill digital library, Documenting the American South.
Languages used in the text: English
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2005-06-27, Risa Mulligan finished TEI/XML encoding.
Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Professor Walker Anderson to Charles Manly, October 8, 1834
Author: W Anderson
Description: 4 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Professor Walker Anderson to Charles Manly , October 8, 1834
Anderson, Walker, 1801-1857

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C. Hill Oct. 8th 1834

Dear Sir!

I have been instructed by the faculty here to inform you as Sec. of the Board of Trustees, that a number of the students have made a representation in relation to the condition of one the College buildings, which seems to require some notice— In the building called "the East building" there has long been a considerable crack, extending across the whole of one side of the building & the young men who occupy the building say it is increasing from session to session & the condition of the floors in some places seems to indicate that the sleepers are becoming unsettled— We do not know whether there is in fact any real danger of the walls giving way, but the impression of danger is so general among

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the young men, that the house is often deserted in a high wind & it is to be feared that accounts may go abroad, which will affect, however carelessly the prosperity of the institution. Under this apprehension, the Faculty have thought it best to suggest to the Trustees, the expediency of having the building in question examined by some skillful architect, that if the wall is really in a dangerous state, measures may be taken to repair it, & if not, the mischievous delusion may be corrected. Mr Drummond has occurred to them as a proper person, as he is now out of employment.
I take this opportunity of renewing my thanks for the Taylor house. I was outwitted however by Mr T. who hearing from Judge Nash, the committee had concluded

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to make the purchase, determined to hold to his price & make his own terms as to the time of delivery. We had a conversation on the subject after hearing from Mr Nash, but before I got your letter, in which I resisted his claim of keeping possession thro' the winter & threatened him with the dissolution of the contract in case he persisted. He said but little about it & when I went to look for him after getting your letter I found he was gone to Raleigh, where I fear from what he afterwards told me, he made you believe I had consented to the postponement of the delivery. It is not very material however, except that the delay may cost more than the rent of my present residence during the winter, as Mr Henderson, whose name was connected with mine in Mr T's report to you, tells me on enquiry he has no idea of taking the house & gave Mr T. no authority to say or think so.

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He had merely spoken of it at one time as what he might do. He has now concluded to take his father's old house. I write all this to you not as Sec. of the Board but just to indulge my spleen agnst. Mr T. a little, at his outgeneraling me.
Dr Caldwell left us yesterday for Philadelphia, where he expects to submit to another operation. He has suffered greatly for a fortnight.

Very truly yours

W. Anderson