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Joseph F. Tayloe, Dear Col [Col. W.B. Rodman], 19 March 1907

Joseph Tayloe, Treasurer of Beaufort County, is in contact with William Blount Rodman, II who had been Mayor of Washington, N.C. (1891-1894), and was involved in state Democratic party politics through the last decade of the century. A graduate of U.N.C. and a prominent attorney, in 1903 he was appointed by the General Assembly to a committee to codify state law. Rodman had offered to give 20 acres of his own land for a site for the Eastern Training School if it would be located in Washington, N.C.

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Image of Correspondence Joseph F. Tayloe to Dear Col [William Blount Rodman] March 19 1907 Washington NC
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Office of Jos. F. Tayloe

Treasurer Beaufort County

Washington, N.C.

Washington, N.C. March 19, 1907

Col. W. B. Rodman

Charlotte N.C.

Dear Col.,

When I was in Raleigh you told me if we could get the Eastern Training School located in or near Washington you would contribute 20 acres of Cowper land as a sight [site] for same. I wish you would write me to this effect as I have to attend several school closings and I would like to have it to use as argument to show how one of the largest tax payers feels toward the proposition.

With best wishes I am.

Truly yours

Jos. F Tayloe

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Citation: Joseph F. Tayloe to Dear Col [William Blount Rodman], March 19, 1907, Washington, NC, William Blount Rodman Papers.
Location: East Carolina Manuscript Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:William Blount Rodman Papers, 329.61.e   Display Collection Guide

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