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

ReadAboutContentsVersionsHelp
36

36

New Orleans

29 Sept 1860

Dear Sir,

I accept with pleasure the invitation to be present at the laying of the corner stone, of the University Building.

Very respectfully

Yr. ob't serv't

Thomas Sloo.{?}

Rt Rev'd. J. H Otey

University Place

Franklin Co

Tennessee

Last edit 8 months ago by Lane Oliver
37

37

Cincinnati Sept 14

My dear Bishop

I have rec'd to-day your kind invitation to be present at the laying of the corner stone of the Principal Building of the University of the South.

Were it not that the day ap-pointed is the same with that of the meeting of the Board of Missions at N. Haven, which I have made arrangements to attend, I should certainly accept your in-

Last edit 8 months ago by Lane Oliver
38

38

vitation. It would give me great pleasure to meet you & those who will be present with you on that occasion -- & I much regret that I cannot have it.

Remember me affectionately to Bishop Polk & such others of our brother bishops as shall be with you.

Your friend & brother

Chas. P. {illegible}

Right Rev. J. H. Otey DD.

Last edit 8 months ago by Lane Oliver
39

39

Warwick, near Alexandria, Va

Sept. 15th 1860

Rt. Rev'd & Dear Sir,

I am in receipt of the "Card" & "Invitation" of the Exec= utive Committee of the Board of Trustees to be present at the ceremo= nies connected with the laying of the Corner Stone of the University of the South on the 10th proximo{?}, which you have done me the honor to trans =mit to me.

It would give me great pleasure to accept the invitation of the Com =mittee did not prior engagements imperatively forbid.

With my felicitations at the auspic =ious commencement of your noble enter =prise & wishes for its success.

I am, respectfully,

Y'r ob sv't

G. R. Sippitt

Rt. Rev J. H. Otey D.D.

Chairman Ex Com. &c &c.

Last edit 8 months ago by Lane Oliver
40

40

33

Albany Ga October 1 1860

To

Right Rev. Bishop Otey

University Place, Franklin Co. Tenn.

Dear Sir --

I was on Saturday last in receipt of your esteemed favor of 5 ult (circular) kindly inviting me to be present at laying of the Corner Stone of the "University of the South" on 10th inst, & requesting an early reply -- I can assure you that in South Western Georgia among those attached to our Church, & even outside of it, your enterprise is looked upon with great favor & an earnest desire that it may have all the success your most ardent hopes could wish -- I{underlined} regret{underlined} very{underlined} much{underlined} the impossibility of my attending your interes -ting ceromony & with my best wishes for the further success of so noble an undertaking, beg to remain

Dear Sir -- Very Resp't' Yours

John R. Sims

Last edit 8 months ago by Lane Oliver
Records 36 – 40 of 477