Richland Oct 1, 1849 )
I have this day seen my
Old Friend Mr. Prescott - on his return from "
Carrollton - who informs me you are and have
been sick - which I was truely sorry to learn
as I fear it has much interfered with your studies."
Would have written you long since agreeable ) to promise
but for the frequent opportunity I have had of
hearing from you. Should your health continue
bad - write me - and I will bring you home
for a season I have no news of interest to
communicate - family are at present all well
but have had quite a sickly one for weeks or
On meeting with Mr. Holt at our
Camp - Meeting I requested of him that you
devote your time this session particularly to the
study of History - a study much neglected
in our schools and one which I esteem very
It would be idle in me to remind you
of the necessity of close application to your studies
- that on your own exertion depends your future
prosperity you are well aware. Must conclude.)
Will write you oftener in the future. Let me hear from you
for return mail in your health particularly. M. Gage )
Should you want anything write me
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