Slavery and the Making of the University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Manuscripts Department Slavery and the Making of the University

[Source Description: 10 August 1837. William McPheeters to Marcellus McPheeters. University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]


Raleigh August 10th 1837

My Marcellus,

I have been detained at home longer than I expected. I do not now calculate on visiting you at the Hill before Monday next in the Stage. Could you by some means give information to the following persons that I shall want to see them on Monday evening or on Tuesday morning, touching their accounts against the Trustees of the University.

I wish Mr. Waitt to know the time of my coming up. But you need not inform him that I wish to see the under-named persons individually, viz.

John B. Griffin Mr. Barbie
Anderson Vandiford __ Cheek
Wm. Davis __ Purefoy
Thos. Jenkins __ J. B. Tenny
Gray Utley Wm. H. Muriel
Leroy Anderson The following are colored men I suppose. –
James Smith Stewart – Cicero – Chester – Calvin –
Wm. Dales Clinton – Gee -- & Evans
Willis Scott  
John White  

Don't give yourself much trouble about this matter. But enquire, and see those who may fall in your way.

The family are all well. And are remembering you kindly. Adieu for the present. We are pleased to learn from your letter to James that you are boarding with Professor Mitchell.

Wm. McPheeters



Jane says give him my love, tell him turn once and see us.