Sept. 26, 1873.
My dear Carrie,
Today I looked for a letter from you, though I find that it was
unreasonable to do so, since it Is just a week since I arrived and of
course you could not be expected to sit down immediately after my
departure and write. But very soon I want a letter saying that all are
well, and also describing the tea-party of last Friday evening. I hope it
went off successfully, and think it must have done so, after
be in his narration. As you know, Gov. Davis went down on
eight o'clock we started in the train, seeing Mr. Stewart there only a
moment or so. I found Mr. Stevens a very pleasant
A t half past four, a-m. (Just think of it !) we were roused from our
at having to get up so early, yet as it was the first time for years, it may have been a good thing to see the sun rise.
Travelling through the Indian Territory was very quiet, as we were
almost the only ones in the car. A sick lady and myself were the only ones
of my persuasion, an old lady whose head was tied up in a brown veil
having vamosed, the bills being too great, I suppose. We saw plenty of
Indians and wretched looking objects they were; clothed, though, as well as
most poor whites
From St. Louis on nothing In particular happened. Miss Caae (I
think was the name) and I were much amused at the pranks the two men
played and at the Jokes they got off on each other. So we managed to get
through the lone, rainy and cold day that we were travelling.
Found everything started fairly when I reached
this summer, and quite a number besides are not coming back. Twelve In
all, I think, have dropped out, but some new ones are catering and will
still make us a moderate sized class. The Freshmean this year will number
over a hundred, and the College
Of course there are some changes and improvements In and around
the College building. Among the improvements Is an arrangemeat for
telegraphing from this point. It has beea greatly needed as the girls have
sometimes had to pay several dollars Just for bringing the despatch from
Po'keepsie. Room J. our English room has been fitted up with a carpet,
tables, pictures and chairs, and is intended for a students general
And the the worst of all is that Dr. Avery leaves here in November
for Colorado. Her place Is to be filled by, no me knows whom, but by some
pokey old creature, I fear. I see little enough of Dr. Avery, yet on being
one of her great admirers shall be very sorry to have her go away.
Bird Bell met one of our cousins Pease at West Point this summer.
Mary I believe it was, though
Here haveI been rattling on until I have filled nearly three sheets.
If I don't stop now I shall have to pay extra postage, which I do not care to do, having at present few stamps.
Remember that you always read my letters first; and it is left to
your own discretion whether you show them to Papa and Mamma. This arrangement they said was acceptable to them. With much love