Dear Father + Mother,
It is a glorious day + I am enjoying it from my bed in Metcalfe. I am finishing my Latin makeup.
Miss Smith was just here. She, like everybody else, was very nice. I have always had the notion that she was half-hearted, but I have changed my mind. She was telling me what a fine hall Davison will be next year, and I could not think of dropping back. She and I doped it out that if necessary I can come over here and go to bed every week (for six weeks) from Friday noon [or] evening to Monday morning. I think I ought to get along all right that way.
Took Dr. T's medicine this this morning. She said it would help me until mine comes, + I think it did.
I was very sorry that you decided you had to come. It is too much wear and tear on you, - [besides] which I don't want you until my work is made up and I feel a little better, so that we can enjoy each other's company."
[Abbreviation: therefore], the time when it would be most ideal for you to come would be in 3 wks., for [III rd] Hall in the outdoor theater. It would divide my 6 wks. in half, and you would enjoy it. you know you would.
I thought it was rather extravagant have Lucy call you up again last night, but I had heard nothing from you in answer to my telegram, + that is why I told her to do
We won the debate from Colgate - 2-1. that ought to bring Princeton down off its high horse.
Mr. Calvin Dodd [MacCraken] is to be christened in chapel this afternoon. The college is invited. Sorry [to] miss it - it must be quite amusing. Do they use [cold] water on the poor kid's head? My education has been neglected.
Otherwise nothing new. I want to know what you think of the plan of [comin for] III Hall. Miss Smith suggested it. R.S.V.P.
You know when I left home we decided there was to be no bluff-work about myself. So why did you get overly '[bet] up'?