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Letter from Thomas Day to David L. Swain, December 6, 1847

Title

Letter from Thomas Day to David L. Swain, December 6, 1847

Description

In this letter, Thomas Day wrote to David L. Swain about shelves that Day was making. In the letter, Day promised Swain that he would be provided with the best lumber and attention to the project, which he hoped to have done soon. This letter shows the care Thomas Day took in his work.

Creator

Thomas Day

Source

Thomas Day, Letter from Thomas Day to David L. Swain, December 6, 1847, Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives. http://docsouth.unc.edu/unc/unc02- 58/unc02-58.html. (accessed October 20, 2014)

Date

1847-12-06

Contributor

Ashton Wassack

Type

Document

Coverage

Caswell County, North Carolina

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

Hon. Sir,

Yours of the 24 Nov. came in Time. I am preparing the Timbers to shelve your rooms Earley as possible, the plank has to be of superior quality & Dried in a steam kill which I have here. You advise me to come thare to do the work, but I think I can prepare the whole shelving & boxing here with the assistance of my four saws and bring it in waggons which I have, & put it up much sooner, better, & cheaper, to myself than to come & provide the lumber in that neighborhood. I can select better timber here and prepare it much better.
I am now in preparation for the work, will come and measure most of the Books and all the proper distances &c., so as to be but little time Engaged in the Building. You may fully rely, on the strictest attention being paid to the whole matter & I have no doubt you will be well satisfied when the work is done. Thankful for your kindness
And Verry Obediently yours

Thos. Day

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Thomas Day, Letter from Thomas Day to David L. Swain, December 6, 1847, Civil War Era NC, accessed April 26, 2017, http://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/1004.