[Frances N.] Pelton
their being a substitute for my Scottish highlands it is nonsense, they can have no substitute. Scotland alone will ever be Scotland to me, my love for my own Scottish land seems to grow with every pulse so that I cannot see the name or hear it but a think goes to every fiber of all my body. One of the [most?] prominent of my future hopes is that I shall one day visit Scottland You ask [me deleted] how it is with me I answer it is well at lest in a worldly point of view I have been home during summer vacation and have again commenced the fall term. My [illegible] matters have materially improved, as has my health, so that if other circumstance, such as the unsettled state of the county, and others over which we have no control will admit, I shall spend several years in college I still continue to indulge my whittling propensity at times at the expense of poor latin lessons But in spiritual life I fear that I have been losing I feel the need of everyday Christian society, I know that Christians can by the free grace of God in Christ do all of their duty under all circumstances; but we are so easily influenced by everyday temptation that there is danger of losing ground if the means of grace be not closely followed I trust I have your prayers, may I and [others?] have a word of remembrance
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