Hav. College. 10th mo 20th 1836Dear MotherAlthough I have not written home before this session yet you must not think it was because I did not think of you, on the contrary I do not think I ever felt more homesick than I did the day I returned I began 2 letters last 1st day but could not finish either & since Tommy has written to you I did not think it worth while to write till a day or two after. To day we are detained at home from meeting as we were on 1st day by the rain & I take the opportunity to write home. I suppose Tommy has told you most of the news about seperating the school according to classes, sitting in school by size &c. But I don’t believe he told you about the greenhouse. I don’t think I ever saw it look so pretty before although all the plants are not
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