Vault Early Papers of the University Box 1 Folder 1860 Cornerstone Ceremony 1

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S. Johns Chapel {illegible; N.Y.?}

Sep 28th 1860

My Dear Bishop

Your very kind invitation of Sep 5th to be present at the laying of the corner stone of your university, by some Post Office blunder, has but just reached me.

I am gratified by this assurance that I am not forgotten by my Southern friends, among whom two thirds of my

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ministry thus far have been spent, & the more so as my heart & sym pathies ever have continued (as they ever will remain) with you, no less truly than when I was one of you. I rejoice truly at the success of your noble enterprise & shall be but too happy to witness the ceremonies of that auspicious & ever to be remembered day. Nothing, unless a providen tial hindrance, will prevent my being present.

Most truly, your Son in the Gospel

D. F.{?} Young

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Shelbyville, Tenn.

Oct'r 8th 1860.

Rev'd J. H. Otey.

Dear Sir.

Your favor of the 3rd Inst came to hand this morning requesting my presence at the laying of the corner stone of the "Southern University," at "University Place" Franklin county, Tennessee. on the 10th of this month. Being a warm friend of the University, wish= ing it every success and hoping I may live to see it in a flourishing condition, equal, if not surpassing any institution in the Union, Prov= vidence permitting I expect to be present.

Very respectfully your obd't Serv't

Wm J. Whitthome.

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Yongesboro Ala

Oct'r 4. 1860

J. H. Otey Esqr

Dear Sir,

Important Business at home will prevent me from being at 'University Place' to participate in the Ceremonies of Laying the Corner Stone of the University of the South at the time designated in your Card of Sept'r 5, which I very much regret

Very Respectfully

H.{?} C Yonge

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Jacksonville

Oct. 1st 1860

J. H. Otey Esq

Sir

You will please accept my greatful ack -nowledgments for your kind invitation to be presant at the laying of the Corner Stone of the "University of the South," It would afford me much pleasure to be presant, But from the fact that our Circuit Court will be in session at that time, it will be out of my power to attend, without a great Sacrifise of business.

Respectfully your

Ob't Serv't

J. H. Wright

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