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Pettigrew informs his father that he has entered the University, attends three recitations a day, and accepted $80 from William Bingham for his expenses for the session.
I have entered college and am about to recite my first lesson on
ancient geography I have taken up my board at the same place where
and which is have think I shall board as long as I
r Bingham I cou he could not take me. I am in very
good health and have not been sick since I got clear of that coald. It is very
healthy here and there are very few people sick; there is a great drought in
this part of the contry and it is thought there will not be more than half
crops made there has not been rainexcept
shall h have to study
very hard but neverthe less I have adopted the plan of not eating much and
taking regular exercise we recite three lessons every day one in the morning
and another at eleven Oclock and a third in the evening, I
r Bingham I I r m wishes it is now now about ten Oclock and I must go to bed
and end my and
respects to all my acquainta ences
I here send you a copy of
2. In 1832