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Oct. 18th, 1866 Dear brother I was rather surprised to hear from home so soon, but not at all sorry. You think that the grounds of the college have expanded. They do look rather large but I think one reason is because the paths are laid out differently now. We room on the first floor. The door to our parlor is opposite to the mark I have made; the windows in front open into the corridor. There are three sleeping rooms out of our parlor, but one of them is a single room.
I was sorry to hear that father did not want me to go out in the boat, for I am
Mary has not had a letter from home in nearly two weeks and intends writing this evening and giving them a good scolding. I had a present of some splendid pears and an apple a short time ago, from a young lady who had a large box, about three feet long, two wide and one deep, packed full of apples and pears sent to her from her home in Mass. I think fruit must be more plenty there than it is here.
I believe Dr. Babcock was here today but we did not see him.