Nov 3rd 1857 )
Dear Sister )
I have a moments leisure this morning,"
as I have no recitation at the usual hour. Our Proffe. went
to Memphis yesterday and will not return in time to hear us recite
this morning. Not wishing to lose a moment of time I
propose occupying this in something to you. I received a
letter from Pa two days since in which he stated that Uncle
Willis and family had paid them that long looked for visit,"
and that you returned home with them, and intend remaining until Spring or Summer, when he intends reciprocating
the visit. I guess you are highly elated with the expectation
of having a pleasant trip (Excuse my big words. Freshman are allowed to use
words of two syllables only. Sophomores are allowed to use four/ You are thinking I expect
of going to Mobile if you have not already gone. If you go; give my
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