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Feb. 5, 1871.
My dear Parents.
To-day the ground is covered over with snow, which we hope will prove good for sleighing since the girls have already made up sleigh loads for to-morrow night. Last year we enjoyed it so much I do hope we will not be disappointed now. Besides I really think we need a little pleasure just now for this last week has been a very trying one, -
50 Freshmen! I am beginning to shake just a little though the only thing I feel the least doubtful about is the latin for I do so hate it and Prof Hinkle is so queer and unreasonable in my Algebra I have never been minus a single example since I have been in College and my only hope is that next semester I will do as well in Geometry
I guess my reputation will
For some few days ^past I had a little surprise in contemplation for you, which I hope would have been pleasant But yesterday all my hopes were dashed to the ground so I am going to tell you in order that I will not be the only one to feel badly Our examinations end you must know next Thursday and before we again resume our studies a space of nearly one week intervenes which I wanted to have spent with you and Guss, Kate and I
Yesterday in all the snow for then it was still falling Annie Shepard, Kate, Lizzie Burnett and I all dressed in our Gymnastic suits and bundled all up and set out for a regular romp. We went all around Sunset Hill and traversed the grounds generally enjoying our selves to the
After "Students" we the Fresh had a meeting of our Class for the election of Officers. I went in my Gym. suit just as I had come in from my