that will be, unless you should chance to come home sometime. I should [have] liked [it] very well [if] I had been with you riding on the iron horse. I should not [have] wanted to be so far forward on him as to have been on the cow catcher. I should have been afraid I might have been caught myself. I should have been contented a little farther back. I have not had a ride on the cars since we came up the country. I should like very well to have one now. It would not be a very pleasant sight to see any creature run into and knocked off from the track by the engine. I guess the old cows would have thought the old horse rather saucy if they could have thought anything about it. I want to know how you are getting on now [and] what you have got to study at the University, if it is anything like going to common school, how many goes to it, and what you have to pay
1861 Mar 9
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