Thomas W. Smith to Robert Emory, July 16, 1847

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    Thomas W. Smith to Robert Emory, July 16, 1847. RG 2/3, Robert Emory Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
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    Smith, Thomas W.
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    Peter Lake, Dickinson College
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    North East Cecil Co Ma July 16th [47?]

    President Emory


    I promised to put forth my best efforts to raise money for the erection of a New Hall as yet I have called on no person for money, simply because I did not consider myself properly authorized for a collector. I expected to receive from you or some person duly appointed, by the B.L.S for the purpose of giving credentials to each member.

    I subscribed one hundred & fifty dollars, which at that time I thought I could raises, but now think it rather doubtful: the unfortunate riot in which Proff McClintock is charged of having taken part, will operate against us for a time, but doubtless will pass over when the particulars are more definitely explained.

    Your honour will confer a favour by sending me a certificate as a guarantee to those on whom I may call for money, that I am a legally authorized agent for the collection of said money. As I wish to go at it in haste.

    Your with sincere respect

    Thomas W. Smith

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