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Lewis tells his sister about a recent snowfall, his reading, festivities celebrating George Washington's birthday, and plans to complete South Building and begin Gerrard Hall.
I received a letter from
a letter a letter
from you, but I have waited invain, invain have I stood at the Post Office when
the mail was opening, expecting to receive a letter from you, but alas! no
letter has come, viz from you. Perhaps you may say that you defered writing
until you should receive a letter from me, is this so?
I have no news that will either please, or instruct you, the whole
world appears to be covered with snow, but Winter brings with it charms as well
as sorrows, the dreariness and desolation of the landscape, the short gloomy
days, while they circumscribe our wanderings, shut in our feelings also from
rambling abroad, and make us more keenly d
in the morning at 6 o'clock, when the college bell arouses us from our slumbers
We had a celebration here last 22
nd in honour of
cQueen finishing a
building, which was commenced some 10 or 15 years ago, they also intend
erecting another building to correspond with the former one.5
My reading this session has been various, Histories, Novels,
Biography &c. some of which were very entertaining, and indespensably
necessary in the acquirement of a liberal education.6 I
Present my love to
2. "Sister E" is
3. Probably the
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., ed.
5. The campaign to complete