I should esteem {insert symbol} it no less
a pleasure than a
privilege to accept.

Pray accept my fervent
wishes for your own
health and prosperity, and
for the full accomplishment
of the ends designed by
your magnificent scheme
of education.

With the utmost respect

Yours sincerely,

H. Whitehorne

Professor U. of M.

Rt. Revd. Bishop Otey.

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Lane Oliver

According to the University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group web page (slaveryresearchgroup.olemiss.edu, found when trying to verify spelling of name), citing the 1860 Slave Schedules, Greek Language and History of Ancient Literature Professor Henry Whitehorne claimed 5 enslaved people. Also from the same source, Chancellor F.A.P. Barnard claimed 2 enslaved people.