Jeanne [C.] Carr
puts on her winter clothes, and make me, (us,) a good long [illegible] renew your old [illegible] with children and books, and make new friendships with grown people and with the plants I have to show you. I have studies the Lunge this year - first enough to be completely bewitched with their beauty. Their per- ishable nature adds to their interest for me - it allies them to the clouds, to the morning and evening light - to all things made "for beauty only". The long con- tinued rains have produced them in unusual luxuriance & perfection, & I am daily mourning that I cannot abide with them for a few days in their chosen haunts. I suppose the re- gion about your old home is even richer than this, in the 'little children' of the vegetable world. We have had a better disappoint- ment in the University. The Legislature of last winter voted to unite theAgricultural Grant that to the University is a common fund, for the support of an Institution which under the old name showed he reor- ganized to cover the ground of both. We had a new board of Regents app- pointed, and their first effort was to ob- tain a President. They finally agreed in appointing Prof Paul A Chadb[illegible] of Williams College. A very eminent scientific man. one of the first Botanists in the country. The Massachusetts State Rep- ub[illiegible] committee had also appointed him to represent them (with others) at the late Rep. convention in Philadelphia. He did not go, but had hardly arrived here when our democratic papers came out in a [illegible] of articles against him - and he was so disqusted with the prospect of a political gravel that he refused to stay with us. In consequence the Faculty was not reor- ganized, and the institution is practi- cally suspended. We hope they may
 Oct 12
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