Letter from unknown person to Colonel Asbury Coward, April 9, 1898

Title

Letter from unknown person to Colonel Asbury Coward, April 9, 1898

Description

Letter from an unknown person to Colonel Asbury Coward concerning the Cadet Rebellion of 1898, also known as the Cantey Rebellion.

Source

CP8, Box 5, Folder 2

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

Date

Rights

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Relation

Asbury Coward Collection

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/566

Date Valid

Text

[Page 1]
April 9th 1898
Col. Coward -

Dear Friend & Bro -
You have recently passed through a season of distress and anxiety. Every true hearted teacher has sympathized with you, and now we rejoice with you that the trouble has been settled, and settled so well. You and your associates have acted not only for the Citadel but for every institution in the State. Your firm discipline has strengthened the hands of all college authorities. Its influence will be felt, imperceptibly, though decisively in all our colleges.

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[Page 2]
You have had to deal with that old question, whether the faculty or students shall rule. Of course it admits of but one answer, but it will ever recur, as long as there are heady and willful students in the world.

With cordial esteem,
I am,
[Illegible words]

Citation

“Letter from unknown person to Colonel Asbury Coward, April 9, 1898,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 18, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/566.