For immediate use Sept. 14, 2005
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Library debuts Web site of history as written by Carolina students
By KELLY OCHS
UNC News Services
CHAPEL HILL â€” The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has written a new chapter of history â€“ digitally. â€œTrue and Candid Compositions: The Lives and Writings of Antebellum Students at the University of North Carolinaâ€ will go live on the Internet today (Sept. 14).
There are tales about student discipline, as in this 1810 letter from John Ramsey to the university trustees:
â€œThe reason upon which was founded my suspension appeared to have been the act of firing one pistol and if it is any palliation of the crime, it did not take place within the hours prescribed by law for study, nor at night when the cracking of a pistol might have caused greater tumult.â€