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Carolina Quotables

"I deny the feasibility of the plan adopted, viz. by a University--which I pronounce to be the most partial and unjust institution on which the public money could have been lavished...[t]he advantage to be derived is confined to a few--many persons living in eastern, western and southern counties, whose circumstances would admit, will by the distance be deferred from sending their sons to the University"

-- “IGNORAMUS,” anonymous letter published in the North Carolina Journal, 1793


Source: "'IGNORAMUS' Returns to the Attack, February 6, 1793" in R.D.W Connor, A Documentary History of the University of North Carolina: 1776-1799. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953.

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