W[illiam] H. Trout
the study of one of the physical sciences that is the growth and develovement of the human speices. My knowledge is as utilitarians would say of an [in margin: 631] eminently practical kind. I think your curriculum will be sadly deficient without this branch. I find it wonderfully interesting it engages the affections as well as the understanding, promotes patience by giving it frequent exercise also self control and a number of other virtues. On the whole it is a very healthy study and I would advise you to take it up as it ought to be in course with you by this time I am doing my best to get off to the Centenial the latter part of the coming month Mrs [T?] will go to Meaford at the same time I suppose your interest in the arts will hardly bring you so far but it would be like coming home for you I should greatly like to meet you there I shall be there the first and second weeks of September at least Well good bye for this time you will hear from us again this winter Mrs [T?] joins with me in kindest love Yours [illegible] W.H. Trout
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 11.5 cm.
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