Executive Department, North-Carolina,
Adjutant General’s Office,
Raleigh, August 18th, 1863,
Prof. John Kimberly,
Sir: His excellency the Governor has suggested to me the propriety of organizing the students at the University into a company to be drilled and called on in case of emergency to resist raids, etc. You have been named as a proper person to take the matter in hand. Will you be pleased to communicate with me upon the subject? Those over 18 will be enrolled under the law. Those under that age will be accepted as above with the consent of their parents.
I am, Sir, very respectfully,