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

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Jackson, Tenn.

October 5th 1860

James H. Otey, D. D. University Place, Tenn.

Right Rev & Dear Sir,

I am this day in receipt of your invitation to be present at the ceremonies of laying the Corner Stone of the University of the South on the 10th inst.; which great pleasure, I very much regret, that I shall have to forego.

Please accept my thanks for your kindness; and believe me

Very Truly

Your friend & brother in X

Jas. L. Talbot{?}

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Houma

Terrebonne, La.

Sept 24, 1860

Rt. Rev. J. H. Otey

Chairman

Dear Sir

I regret exceedingly that various considera= tions render the acceptance of the polite invitation of the Executive Committee impracticable.

Very Resp'fly

& truly in X{?}

Geo.{?} {illegible} {illegible: Thickue?}

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Philad'{?}

Sept 17, 1860

Rt Rev'd & Dear Sir

I feel greatly obliged to you for the invitiation to attend the ceremo ny of laying the Corner Stone of the University of the South but regret that it will be out

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of my power to be present on that interesting occasion. The "Board of Missions" meets at New Haven on that day & as a member of the Foreign Com'e it becomes an im perative duty for me to attend Regret also that you have selected the day of the meeting

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from Board of Missions for this service as there will come up before the Board some most important ques tions affecting our{?} domestic & foreign {illegible: this? buis?} {illegible: doing{?} in which the Southern Bishops & Pres byters in common{?} with them{?} are largely in terested in discussing which we need their wisdom & co-operation.

Praying that God

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