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September 21st, 1870
I received your very interesting note the other morning while I was studying my latin but as I now have graduated from school and entered College- I had an opportunity to read it as soon as I got it, for so long as we know our lessons it makes no difference when we learn them. It seems so funny to me that we do not go to school at 9 o'clock and sit at our desks until two. All the time I have a teacher with me is when I recite my lessons - the first which is algebra I say at
Every day we have the greatest fun at the table about eating, for we all like the brown bread so much bettor than white and we keep the poor girl on the go the whole time, and the fun of it is that she can't save her steps and bring a great quantity at once for she is only allowed just so much. At dinner all of us try and guess what we are going to have for dessert but we very rarely guess right for they have
Yesterday I was out walking (for we are all obliged to exercise an hour a day In the open air) and when I was coming home I happened to look a little to the right and there I saw a runaway. It was a carriage turning over and over and the horse was running at its full speed. Miss Raymond (Professor's daughter) was in but did not stay there long. She was not hurt very badly but bruised her head some. It was
Darkness is over shadowing these pages, so I must stop. With love to you all, I am-