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McNeill informs his parents that he has entered college and found a room; he details what it will cost to attend, reports on recent statewide elections, and announces that he is going to a singing school.
According to promise I now write these few lines. I am well with
the exception of a sore mouth which is now getting well. I got to this place on
nd day after I left
I have got into
cNair cNair's rRobinson
I had company all the way up & I only eat one meal that in
buisness was better executed than any he has ever
had any thing to do with—He says your are
just the kind of a buisness
man he likes to see.
I was in his house & talked to him half an hour & I think him to be a
upright honest good man.
There is 75 students in my class & between 250 & 300 in
college & 145 or 150 boarding where I do. All the
I have to pay $4.00 for my washing & $
There is no news afloat in this country—a great deal about the
I have not yet got all the books that I need. one of the tutors sent
r Root r
I am so much upset by noise &c &c thay I cannot settle my
mind long enough
Write me soon—I want to
l C M cNeill Esq r
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