than any & all other schemes hitherto pro-
-jected. My only doubt, on the occasion
alluded to, was the eligibleness of the location,
and this doubt proceeded from a miscon-
-ception, which I am happy to say, further
information & {illegible: imaging?} has removed.

Thanking you for the honor you have
done me in sending the invitation, &
expressing my desire for the future
success of the University.

I am very Respy

Yr. ob't. ser't.

A. W. Ellerbe

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Lane Oliver

The 1860 Slave Census Schedules says that A. W. Ellerbe of Dallas County, Alabama, had 132 slaves (https://sites.rootsweb.com).