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Virginia Military Institute -- History -- 19th century

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Subject Source: Local sources

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Cives Letters to the Lexington Gazette , 1835 (1889 reprint)

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Scope and Contents Reprint in pamphlet form of letters written by John T. L. Preston to the Lexington (VA) Gazette in 1835, discussing the desirability of turning the local arsenal into a military college. Preston wrote them under the pen name "Cives" and these are often referred to as the Cives letters. This pamphlet was issued in 1889 to mark VMI's semicentennial