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William Blount Rodman, My dear Sir [Mr. Jos. F. Ta[y]loe], 1 April 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 typed letter from William Blount Rodman to My dear Sir [Mr. Jos. F. Ta[y]loe, Copy to J.C. Rodman] , 1 April 1907
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April 1, 1907.

Mr. Jos. F. Taloe [Tayloe],

Washington, N.C.

My dear Sir:-

Yours of the 19th received and contents of the same noted. I desire to say that if the committee having the matter in charge will locate the Eastern Training School at Washington, N.C., I will donate to them 20 acred of land, being part of my Anooser farm at the edge of Washington; the particular site to be selected be me. When they fail to use if for the School it is to revert to me.

Yours truly,

Copy to J.C. Rodman.

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Citation: William Blount Rodman to My dear Sir [Joseph F. Tayloe], April 1, 1907, [Charlotte, 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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