8 November 1796. Joseph Caldwell to [John H. Hobart*].
Shortly after arriving in Chapel Hill, Joseph Caldwell wrote this letter to his good friend John Hobart at Princeton University. Describing the campus, he reports that "The foundation is laid for a chapel, but when it will be completed is entirely uncertain, as the mason and his negroes have spent the favorable fall they have had in raising the foundation to the surface of the ground." The chapel to which he refers is Person Hall.
*R. D. W. Connor notes that this letter may have been written to Thomas Y. How rather than Hobart.