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

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forever and ever, Amen{underlined}

With many thanks for the kindness of the Committee, and with earnest wishes for the fullest success in their undertakings,

I remain very truly

Your obt. Servt.

Charles Gillette

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

Bishop of Tenn.

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Jackson Oct. 6. 1860

Rt. Rev. Bishop Otey

University Place

Dear Sir

Your invitation to attend the ceremonies on Oct 10th Inst. at University Place has been rec'd. If prior engagements would permit I do not know any thing which would afford me greater pleasure than to accept -- As it is, I am compelled to forego the satisfaction of attending.

Very truly

Yr obt sevt

W. {illegible: Garger?}

P.S. Your letter is dated the 11th and postmarked the 13th Sept. It reached home to-day in the short{underlined} space of 23 days -- An earlier reply would otherwise have been given. W.G.

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Memphis Oct. 6th 1860

Rt. Rev. Jas. H. Otey

University Place, Tenn.

Dear Sir,

I am today in receipt of your esteemed favor of the 5th ult. inviting me to be present at the "laying of the cornerstone of the principal building of the University of the South."

Much as I should like to attend upon that interesting occasion, in which every true Southerner must take pride, I am nevertheless constrained by previous engagements to decline.

Wishing abundant success to the enterprise, and uninterrupted health & prosperity to you, I have the honor to be, Sir

Your very obedient servant

B. D. Nabers

of {illegible: Bourling?}

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Ashwood Oct. 4th, 1860.

Mr & Mrs. S. W.{?} Dorsey regret it will not be in their power to accept the polite invitation of the Executive Committee of the University of the South to be present at the laying of the Corner stone on the 10th -But they wish to offer their most cordial sympathy & earnest good wishes for the prosperity of the Institution they believe so closely connected with the interests & advancement of the church Catholic --

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Alexandria, La.

Sept. 27 -- 1860.

The Rt. Rev. J. H. Otey - D.D.

Rt. Rev. and dear Sir,

I thank you and the executive committee, for the invitation tendered to me to be present at the laying of the corner stone, at University Place, on the 10th - day of October.

I regret to say it will not be in my power to attend on that extremely interesting occasion.

I remian, Rt Rev. & dear Sir, your humble & obedient servant,

C. Dorn.

The Rt. Rev. J. H. Otey -

Bishop of Tenn.

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