April 22, 1879.
My dear Mither-
I suppose that by this time you all know what has happened, but you can't begin to be as surprised about it as I am. When I went to the meeting of the Student's Association last night I went prepared for a long struggle in deciding upon next year's president. I was all ready to nominate my candidate as soon as the minutes were accepted, when my next neighbor said "Do look at Miss ——." I looked, and saw a girl so anxious to speak that she could hardly keep still, and so waited to give her a chance to relieve herself. But when I heard my name I
I hope you didn't think any thing bad had happened. Well I'm sure you must have had enough of this topic by this time, so I will spare you any further remarks.
Tell Nemmie I was so
On Friday afternoon, instead of having the annual "spread", the Shakespeare Club chartered a little steam yacht and took a sail up the river. The yacht was expressly a pleasure boat, just about large enough to accommodate our party of sixteen, and small enough to dance excitedly over the wake
Ethel has visited there a great deal & has told me how quaint yet elegant the whole house is.
It is the kind of a place where no one need ever think what fashion is, but where it is a law unto itself. It was even more impressive than the places you read about could be.
We took one of the many walks about the place and went to see the waterfall. After a long walk through grand old woods we came to a good sized stream bridged by a kind of summer house. From this we looked up the stream to a most beautiful fall
When we reached the dock the tide had fallen so far that we were obliged to take flying leaps down into our boat. The President & Helen B. stood on the deck & swung us in, in a very lively manner. We had a lovely sail home, taking our supper on the way & then sitting up on top of the cabin & singing. The President sat up with us and was as jolly as if he had been a great-
him to wear one of the girls shawls. Who
would have dared pro-
pose such a thing to
Pres. Raymond? He
was so much more
reserved and entered
so little into our
trips & jollity. Well
I think you have a
letter as is a letter
this time. I only
hope I shall get
a good long one on Tues. The money
size before I had had it two hours. How everything but
& think that
(Mary S. Morris,