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Smith tells his cousin that the dull routine of college studies is not the Elysium he had envisioned; he enjoyed his Christmas vacation in Charlotte, NC.
Your letter was received last mail. I thank you for your good
of spend among his young academical
freinds and longs to be restored to the home of his childhood. Here however
fresh hopes arise in his bosom, he may look forward with pleasing anticipations
to the time when he shall depart from these somber walls and enter the world a
candidate for distinction in some profession. His lofty and visionary dreams
would make him completely successful.
He thinks of the approving smiles of his doating parents or perhaps of an
object even dearer than these. Fortune too smiles on his endeavours and crowns
them with all the blessings of wealth. He becomes popular is elected to the
legislature this is but the stepping stone to
I was sorry to find the mirth of
I have not time to read my letter over so you must correct and excuse mistakes—
r Gustavus A. Miller o C a.