Students Take Trip to Papertown

Sat., Oct. 31, 1857

A number of students hired a team of horses and drove out to Papertown, a town which would later be renamed Mt. Holly Springs.  The students mostly "loafed around," paid a visit to the paper mill there, and ate supper in the town.  Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) described his trip with his friends further: "Got pretty well warmed up, and discussed politics, thereby pleasing some rustics who happened in.  The democratic principles seemed to be especially pleasing to them.  Enjoyed a first rate supper, after which, loafing about for awhile, we concluded to turn our faces homeward, then follow our noses."

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Journal of Horatio Collins King, Class of 1858