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Giles tells his friend, a former student, that he has joined the junior class; a tooth extraction cost him part of his jaw bone.
Af After a slight and
approved examination on the Latin I entered the Junior Class—Being
extreamly rusty in what little Greek I had read I would not attempt an
examination I have to prepare my self on it before the 15 November—I
study Geography with the sophomore class.2
I will be extreamly happy to hear from you.
The day after I arrived I was taken most violently with the twoth
acke, I suffered the most excrutiating pain immagi[n]able—for near four
days—I then resolved to have it drawn—I was recommended to a
Gentleman as a very expert at the business—after three severe trials he
Tender my best respects to
all and to all my Old freinds
r Adlai L. Osborne th July} 12 1/2." The word
"post" appears in the lower left corner.
2. The 1803 curriculum for first-year students required
Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, and
Elements of General History,
3. "D– Fortry" may be
4. A second hand has written underneath the signature "[?