Visit of the President to North Carolina. – We are highly gratified to have it in our power to state that President Buchanan will visit this State early in June, and be present at the Commencement at Chapel Hill. This will be the first visit of Mr. Buchanan to North Carolina, or, we believe, to any Southern State. He will be heartily welcomed by the authorities of the University, by the Faculty and Students, and by the people of the whole State.
The following is his letter to the Committee of the Trustees, accepting their invitation to be present at the Commencement:
WASHINGTON CITY, May 12, 1859.
GENTLEMEN: I have been honored by your very kind invitation on the part of the Trustees of the University of North Carolina, to visit Chapel Hill at the annual Commencement in June next.
It affords me pleasure to say that I cordially and gratefully accept this invitation. I have long desired to visit “the old North State,” and become better acquainted with a people for whom I have ever entertained the highest respect and esteem. The occasion being literary, and not political, is just such an one as I should myself have selected.
Yours, very respectfully,
To John W. Ellis, Charles Manly, and others, Committee.
It is expected that the Hon. Jacob Thompson and other friends will accompany the President.