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Lane at Oct 25, 2020 03:45 PM


of the name, his solicitude however, I am satisfied
was unnecessary, & the future will justify the
wisdom of the choice. The name was moved
by the Bishop of Miss. on the 4th July last.

We have now to secure a charter from
Tennessee, & then go to work. The Bishop of
Georgia & myself were appointed commissioners
with power to appoint subagencies, to raise
the necessary funds. We shall commence our
work so soon as the financial condition of the
country has become settled. A gentleman of
Alabama came forward during the session
of the Board of Trustees & offered $25,000.
as a subscription in aid of the measure. Your
Dr. Warren of N. C. had already made a
similar offer. We do not think we
shall find the country backward in making
up the necessary amount. And{underlined} I{underlined} hope{underlined} to{underlined} meet{underlined}
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commencement{underlined}. Give my love to Sue &
the children, & tell Sue I am staying at the house
of Mrs. Gee the mother of her school mate.

Very truly yours

Leonidas Polk --