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Barnes, Lucy | to parents, May 31, 1872:

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May 31, 1872
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Vassar, May 31 72
Sunday Afternoon.

My dear Parents;
Since my last letter I have heard nothing from you- I don't think it pays to write you three time in one week for I have not rec'd even one letter. Howard was kind enough to favor me, as he acknowledged, partly to escape a scolding so on the whole I don't feel very much flattered. Last Friday evening we had a union meeting of the three Chapters in the Society Hall - which was very enjoyable- It was not as the other meeting usually are - but rather a social gathering the exercises of the evening were all literary, and after they


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were all over we were invited to a very handsome entertainment given by the Committee. We then finished the evening with a dance. The next morning immediately after Silent time a meeting of the Students Association was called for the election of officers for the ensuing year. We had a dreadful time, were there the whole morning went and only elected the Pres. & Vice Pres.- Immediately after dinner we had a meeting of Philalethean and the officers wore chosen without any trouble after that the Junior & Sophomore Classes had their elections. As you are not acquainted with the young ladles who fill the offices I will only mention that Miss Monroe Is
President of the Students


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Lettie Stow Pres. of her Class & Lizzie Barrett is class Historian (Lizzie is quite offended that you called her Miss Barrett In your note being obliged for It and sends you a deal of love.) We have our elections next Saturday but I am only sure of never getting anything while I am la the class of '75 and as I don't expect to be In any other, I consequently never expect any office. Our Class is a large one- and it has two distinct cliques one of which naturally out numbers the the. I do not particularly admire the class personally but as a
whole. It is one of the smartest In College- and by far the honor list. Next Saturday evening the Sophs are going to give us our party & the same evening the Juniors give the Seniors theirs. If nothing happens I Intend to


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wear my buff lawn and would very much like to have your blue Roman sash to wear with It - for I can't wear pink or red - & then you know you never do wear it your self so won't you send it to me just as soon as you get this letter- I have not heard you say anything about our trip for a long time I suppose of course we are going- Have you engaged your ticket for the Boston Jubilee it will be grand and I have set my heart upon going there- every so many of the girls are going from Vassar. If you have not your tickets you had best get them for they are going very fast. Sue Is going to take some friend home with her, and said she will be unable to go with us- I am very sorry for I should like her to be with us very much.
From your affec- Daughter

[Lucy (Sellers) Barnes, '75]