June 14, 1866.
My dear Father.
Miss Gilbert one of our teachers asked me this morning if I would write to you and ask if you had any pamphlet or any thing of that form in regard to the University and to what it is intended to accomplish. Whether it is intended to carry the students beyond the other colleges. She was particularly anxious to know if it was to take the Young men beyond the college course whether there would a College course and a University course too. Wont you please send all
badly injured by the fall that they thought they could not live but a little while the other was badly injured but they thought he would recover. I have been sick all this week but am much better now. I was disap- pointed at not receiving a letter from Mother today. I hope I shall hear from you soon.
It's nearly tea time so good bye.
Your affectionate daughter
Mary E. Cornell
Hon. E. Cornell.
P.S. Dear Father I nearly forgot to speak to you of that which most concerns my self. You will remember that last summer I asked you if I might unite with the Church and you said I might but that you would rather I would wait a while. I have waited a year and have thought and prayed much on the subject and now at the end of the Year my desire is greater than ever for I think it not only my pleasure but my duty to unite with the Church. Will you give me your permission to unite with the Church the 1st of July?