Maddison Hall )
Oct 6th 1857 )
My Dear Sister,)
You will observe from the above
that my pen is bad. Received yours of October 4th this
morning; having a little leasure time, I take great pleasure
in replying, you ask, how am I pleased with my boarding."
I do not like to complain, but could not do it justice
without so doing. I must pronounce the fare poor,"
poor indeed, for 12 dollars per month. And if there was any
other possible chance, without loosing too much time
from my studies, I would not board where I do.)
I am sorry that Cornelius Taylor is not coming, but he
could not enter college if he were to come. As to his money's
being stolen, I recon that is hardly so, I am glad to hear
of Bob's progressing so fair with Latin. Now is the time that
he should have the right kind of instructions If he gets the
fundamental principles rightly laid down in his head,"
his road to a knowledge of that language will be easy;"
but if not it will be like climbing a hill whose summit
never can be reached. Pa ought to pay particular attention
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