00361I was in high hopes of going to college and I thought likely I would be able to study to some advantage but alass my hopes were founded on something that was not a reality I was told that there were work- shops connected with the institution where by a person working four hours a day he would pay for his board and tuition and that they had a large farm also but when I went there I found that they had no shops and never had and that they had sold the farm - but there are such colleges as I had possed Oberlin college was in Maine for Mr Bonnig was educated at such a place and there learned the carpenter trade and it is still in operation for a certainty. "The love of money is the root of all evil" John I am longing to hear from you let me know how your rake business goes and whether you are still inventing as fast as ever Give my love to all whom it may concern and write me a long letter as soon as you can make it convenient. I was sorry that I was not here in time to see Edward and his bride as they were going from here to St Vincent direct I remain your affectionate brother Danpip pip hurrah I have no debt I have $100 at home and plenty here with good health high prospects and plenty of clothes for for the coming winterIf you need any books let me know it
[ca 1865 Nov]
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