Letter from Edmund Harding to Mrs. Inglis Fletcher






No 7/14

Edmund H. Harding

The Tarheel Humorist

Humor, Philosophy, Music

Washington, North Carolina

July 12, 1955

Mrs. Inglis Fletcher

Bandon Plantation

Edenton, N. C.

Dear Mrs. Fletcher:

Governor Hodges has asked you to serve on the Commission appointed to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the incorporation of Bath, the first capital of North Carolina. He has asked me to act as Chairman. I hope that you have written him accepting the appointment. It will not be too big a job if everyone will help.

I am calling a meeting of the Commission to meet at my summer cottage on Pamlico River, seven miles below Washington, next Monday, July 18th at 3:30 in the afternoon. The place is on the road to the Country Club and will be well marked with the word HARDING. We will have the meeting at 3:30, after which committees appointed will have a meeting of their own. I shall cook a couple of pigs. We will eat and you can go home by seven o'clock.

This will be the only general meeting of the Commission and I hope that you will do your best to be present. May I hear from you please on the enclosed postal card.

Sincerely,

Edmund H Harding [signature]

Edmund H. harding

Please try to come and bring John with you.


Title
Letter from Edmund Harding to Mrs. Inglis Fletcher
Description
Letter from Edmund Harding to Mrs. Inglis Fletcher about Fletcher being asked to be on the commission. The handwritten note on the bottom urges her to accept. Edmund H. Harding, a native of Washington, North Carolina, chaired the committees in charge of the 250th anniversary celebrations in Bath. Harding was a retired insurance and fertilizer salesman who had turned to public speaking. Harding's connection with Bath went back to his childhood in the 1890s when his father had served as rector of both St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Washington and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath.
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July 12, 1955
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