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Letter, William Tisinger to John Gatewood

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Letter, William Tisinger to John Gatewood

Subject

Gatewood, John
Tisinger, William
Woodstock (Va)

Description

Letter from William Tisinger to John Gatewood. Gatewood was editor of the "Sentinel of the Valley," a newspaper published in Woodstock Virginia ca. 1845. The letter appears to reference an article, written by "Tyro," that appeared in the Sentinel at an unknown time and Tisinger's effort to correct what he saw as an error under the pseudonym "M.C."

Creator

William Tisinger

Source

Folder 1.20 Letter to John Gatewood of the Valley Sentinel from William Tisinger, undated, Bonnie Painter Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Undated

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Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Identifier

19-1121-001
19-1121-002

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Cover (19-1121-002)

J. Gatewood Esq.
Woodstock
Shenandoah
Va.
Body (19-1121-001)

For the Sentinel.
Solution To Tyro’s(?) prob., Sentinel No. 21.

The wheel A turning in the pinion a will cause 40 ÷ 10= 4 revolutions of that pinion which the wheel A makes one. The wheel B turning on the same shaft will also make 4 revolutions causing the pinion b to make 4x30 ÷ 8 = 15 revolutions. For the same reason the wheel C will cause the pinion c to make 20 x 15 ÷5= 60 revolutions. Therefore, while the wheel A makes one revolution, the pinion c will make 60. M.C.

I am much pleased with Tyro’s application of the revered adage “to err is human.” If the error which evidently appears to have been his own, was involuntary. I know too well the extent of human frailty to feel wouned (sic wounded?). No doubt over natural interest and original design will be best promoted by a friendly and forbearing spirit; and it will only be necessary for each of us to be certain where we have make our centre (?) before we make our aim. M.C.
Mr. Gatewood,
Please give a place in your paper for the above, and oblige yours &c

Wm. Tisinger.

Original Format

Correspondence

Citation

William Tisinger, “Letter, William Tisinger to John Gatewood,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 5, 2019, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/14995.

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