Wenger and Hendrix – Blog Post 3

Durham, N.C.

Oct 30th 1890.

My Dear Mr. Hunter

Your very interesting letter was duly received.

I know all about what it is to be pressed for time. I very seldom have time to write a thoughtful letter to relatives or friends. I am really a-shamed of my neglect.

It is gratifying to know that your enrollment in so good that the prospective is even better. Our enrollment is very gratifying. We have enrolled 191 & our average last month was 163. Mrs. Johnson has more than she can see over and we have to employ an assistant. We have Mrs W. Gay. I feel that she will prove a very agreeable associate.

I would be glad there could be some help taken to secure to Durham the Agricultural School, but I am not well parted on to the proper manner to proceed to get [unclear] sentiment here aroused to the [unclear]-tance of such a thing if there is no one else here, of Col. so far as my observation extends that care too Sharron about it. I called Prof. Kennedy’s attention to the mailer and he promised me to see Mr. Carr but has not done so. I mentioned the matter also to Maj. Guchrie (?) but did not interest him in the matter. I share my to get in a few words with Mr. Carr myself.

Carrs{?) delayed acct. has not troubled me as much, perhaps, or it has y- although I acknowledge money matters have him very close with me of late. I never let a business [unclear] trouble me when I knew that I am dealing with an honest friend.

(Your acc June 4, (?)

By chains

0 13 al. (?) was coffee

$12.90

__  .25

$13.15

___.40

$12.75

The health of my family has been pretty fair lately, they wish a kind [unclear].

My kindest regards to Mrs. Hunter and the children.

The docile(?) children were glad to hear of you. Hope you will get up soon.

Very [unclear],

Jon A. Whitted

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