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Adams, Ruth | to family, Apr. 1900:

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April 1900

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Dear people:
I must scribble off something to let you know I am neither drowned, hurt or sick. I couldn't get the mail yesterday because I was in a lecture the loveliest one I was ever at by Champney on pastelles. He made 3 for me right off the platform. Then we are going to


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have a beautiful circus tonight, some of us freshmen who can't go to the dance. And then we put up some loves of posters Mrs. Doowitall's circus etc. cock fighting, trained monkey, performing elephants etc. Miss Cornwell saw them. One was on our door and she called me up and gave me


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a dreadful blowing up. Such a scandal to the college if any of these young gentlemen who are come here had seen there was to be cock fighting at a young ladies college!!!!! She can't take a joke. The things she said to me were no joke though. She was perfectly furious. She's such a fool.

lovingly Ruth.


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so sorry you are having such a time with the servants.