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Vault Early Papers of the University Box 1 Document 01 Folder Sewanee Mining Co.

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John Henly To } Relinquishment University of the South

Henly had [land?] [survey?] [of?] [Thompson?] [Tract?] ["Andrew?] [says?]

May 26 1860

Henly had the Deed to Thompson claim

[CLR?]Lee 25 [Reyr Hee paice?][Regr? Hee? Flec? Pierce?]

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For and in consideration of the benefits, to be derived from the location of the "University of the South at Sewanee' in Franklin County Tennessee, I do hereby release, relinquish, and surrender to the said University all the right, title, interest and claim which I have in and to the five thousand acres of land which has been given to said University by the Sewanee Mining Company, but retaining to myself the rest of the five thousand acre tract lying eastwardly of the lands of the University of the South as surveyed by D. R. Barney Engineer.

For a more particular discription of said land reference is here made to the contract or deed between the Sewanee Mining Company and the Trustees of the University of the South in relation thereto, and which for that purpose is made a part hereof.

May 26th 1860

John [?] Hen[d? e?]ly

D.S. L[a? o?] ng J[?]H[?] Oliver } Witneses

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Sta[t?]e of Tennessee [}?] Franklin County [}?] Personally appear[ance?] before me John G [Enochs? Brooks?][CLR?] of [t?]he County Court of Sa[rie?ice?rie?] County. John Hendly the bargainer ma[?][?]e[d?} in the foregoing de[d?] of Conveyance with whom I am personally acquaint[d?] and acknowledge the same to be his a[ct?] and deed for the purposes therein containe[d?] Mit[nef?] my hand at office the 16th day of August 1860 John [G?] [Enochs? Brooks?] C[I?L?][K?R?]

State of Tennessee [}?] at [4?] oclock pm August 20th 1860 Franklin County [}?] then the foregoing deed of conveyanc[e?] was filed in my office for registration [,?] was entered in note book [at?] page 271 and it with the [clerks?] certifficate was duly registere[d?] in Book [3? &?] page 35[H? 4? 11?] Witness my hand at office

M [G?] Osborn Regr

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Vault Early Papers of the University Box 1 Document 2 Folder Sewanee Mining Co.

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Sewanee Miñg. Cõ. To University of the South Deed

Sep[t?r?][.? ,?] 23f 185[8?]

Sept 23 1858

Paid [-?] 2[5?]

D[ec?] 31.'58

Reg. fee $2.00.

[Be?a?i?o?] Y [Fox?] [302 33 334?] [335 & 336?]

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and covenants [with?] the said University of the S[out?]h to trans[por?]t over its rail[road?)?] from either terminus thereof free of charge and from and to such point or points as the Trustees of said University may designate Twenty Thousand Tons of Material for University purposes, the expenses of loading and unloading to be paid by said Uni= versity.

Said Sewanee Mining Company further covenants that it will give to said University the right to cut pine timber on the other lands belonging to the com= pany after the exhaustion for University purposes of that on the Five Thousand Acres aforesaid, and to the extent and quantity of One Million Feet board meas= ure[,?] provided there be so much on said property and that the same be at that time required for University purposes. The words "provided there be so much on said property" in point of time, refer to the time of the exhausting the timber on the Five Thousand Acres aforesaid.

Said Sewanee Mining Company further covenants with said University of the South, that it will give to the said University or Trustees for the use of the Uni= versity Two Thousand Tons of Coal within Ten Years, to be used only for the purposes of said University and not to be sold by the University : the coal to be furnish= ed and delivered by the said company at such point on its road as may be designa= ted by the Trustees.

This Deed is executed upon the further proviso and conditions, that the trustees of said University have agreed that neither they nor their successors will at any time use any part of the said Five Thousand Acres of Land for mining purposes or dig up or mine the same for coal or allow any part thereof so to be used by any other person or persons buying or leasing from them; and that active operations shall be commenced for the construction of the buildings of the University on the lands above described within three years from the twenty seventh day of April 1858. And if the said University shall not be put in operation within ten years the said lands shall be re-conveyed by said University to the said Sewanee Mi=

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Vault Early Papers of the University Box 1 Document 3

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Description: Pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 25 and 26 of Final Report on Location Scanned backup as well

June 10, 2006

John D. [?] John D. Tilford

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Vault Early Papers of the University Box 1 Document 8

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ORIGINAL BALLOT DETERMINING LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

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Vault Early Papers of the University Box 1 Document 10

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A STATEMENT OF THE DONATIONS FROM CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE, TO THE SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDED IT IS LOCATED IN THAT VICINITY.

1st. The Citizens propse to donate for the site Twelve Hundred Acres of Land, as shown by a map in the possession of Col. Barney.

2d. A.J. White, Esq., offers the free use of his Marble Quarry. This quarry is three-fourths of a mile from the great Spring, and is easily accessible, and inexhaustible--specimens of the marble are here to be seen,

3d. Thomas H. Callaway offers his mineral interest in Eighteen Thousand Acres of Land, being one-half, which land is fully shown and described in C.A. Proctor's map, (the State Assayor. John B. Tipton, who owns the other half, refused fifty thousand dollars for his interest, and I do not believe that he would take One Hundred Thousand Dollars. Professor Currey, author of the "Geology of Tennessee," reports favorabley of its indications for Copper and other valuable minerals.

4th. A. Fitzgerald offers his interest in one of two properties--the institution to take choice --being one-fourth of the "Johnston property," in Towns County, Georgia, or one-fourth of the "Cherry Log property," in the vicinity of Duck Town, both believed to be very valuable copper mines.

5th. Thomas H. Callaway and A. Fitzgerald offer Ten Thousand Dollars each, making Twenty Thousand Dollars, in the Stock of the Southern Copper Mining Company now being formed (when said Company shall be organized) free from any demands for working the mines --One Hundred Thousand Dollars in Cash being set apart by the Company as their working Capital.

THOMAS H. CALLAWAY.

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A STATMENT OF THE DONATIONS FROM CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE, TO THE SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDED IT IS LOCATED IN THAT VICINITY.

1st. The Citizens propse to donate for the site Twelve Hundred Acres of Land, as shown by a map in the possession of Col. Barney.

2d. A.J. White, Esq., offers the free use of his Marble Quarry. This quarry is three-fourths of a mile from the great Spring, and is easily accessible, and inexhaustible--specimens of the marble are here to be seen,

3d. Thomas H. Callaway offers his mineral interest in Eighteen Thousand Acres of Land, being one-half, which land is fully shown and described in C.A. Proctor's map, (the State Assayor. John B. Tipton, who owns the owther half, refused fifty thousand dollars for his interest, and I do not believe that he would take One Hundred Thousand Dollars. Professor Currey, author of the "Geology of Tennessee," reports favorabley of its indications for Copper and other valuable minerals.

4th. A. Fitzgerald offers his interest in one of two peroperties--the institution to take choice --being one-fourth of the "Johnston property," in Towns County, Georgia, or one-fourth of the "Cherry Log property," in the vicinity of Duck Town, both believed to be very valuable copper mines.

5th. Thomas H. Callaway and A. Fitzgerald offer Ten Thousand Dollars each, making Twenty Thousand Dollars, in the Stock of the Southern Copper Mining Company now being formed (when said Company shall be organized) free from any demands for working the mines --One Hundred Thousand Dollars in Cash being set apart by the Company as their working Capital.

THOMAS H. CALLAWAY.

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Vault Early Papers of the University Box 1 Document 11

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Proceedings of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the "University of the South."

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