number, the average attendance this session has been about 50 for some time I had as many as 60 between the ages of 7 & 14 reading in the 2nd and 5ed books, there is but one female teacher besides myself who teaches in the Infant Department these are two male teachers above me, the children like all others in small towns are rather wild, but nevertheless I like them very well and have become very much attached to some of them We have had what our people call a long tedious Winter but I must confess that it has been one of the shortest that I ever spent anytime has00402  Oakville April 3rd 1867Dear Friend John Looking at the last letter which I received from you I see that it is three months since it was penned, now it is really too bad that I have been so long in answering such a very kind letter and one which did me a very great am -ount of good many thanks for the comforting words which it contained - I received a letter from Hattie giving me a good deal of information but the saddest news it contain -ed was concerning yourself
1867 Apr 3
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