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

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Louisville Ky

20 Sept. 1860

Rt Rev. & Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your kind invitation to attend the laying of the corner stone of the principal building of the University of the South, & am sorry that my parochial duties are such as to prevent me from leaving home at that time.

Praying that the most abundant success may attend your grand enterprise, I am, Rt Rev. Sir, most sincerely

& respctfly,

yrs.

Francis M. Whittle

Bp Otey --

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Shelbyville Oct 6th 1860

Rev'd Jas H Otey

Dear Sir

I am in receipt of yours of the 1st instant as Chairman and in behalf of the Executive committee of the Board of Trustees of the Uni =versity of the South, requesting my "presence at the laying of the corner stone of the principal building on the 10th instant."

I feel honored by the invitation and with pleasure accept it, hoping that nothing will occur to prevent me from being present.

Respectfully, your obt svt

Thos. C.{?} Whiteside

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University Place Franklin Co. Tennessee

Sept. 14th 1860.

Dear Sir

The Executive Committee beg leave respectfully to call your attention to the ac= =companying Card, and to tender you an invitation to be present on the occa= =sion of the proposed cere=mony.

The route for reaching the University is by the

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Nashville and Chattanooga R.R. to Cowan, thence by the Sewanee to the University Depot.

At the Depot conveyances will be in readiness to take you to lodgings pre= =pared for your accommodation.

Respectfully

Your obt. svt.

J. H. Otey

Chairman

P.S. An early answer is requested.

Col. M. Hallowes St. Marys Geo.

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CARD.

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The required preliminary arrangements having been made, the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, hereby gives notice that the Corner Stone of the principal building of the

UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH,

will be laid with appropriate ceremonies, at University Place, Franklin County, Tenn., on the 10th day of October next.

Jas. H. Otey.

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