A Letter Written on Dec 1, 1832 Addressed to Miss Elizabeth S. Bull, Mount Holyoke College
Ipswich Dec. 1st. 1832.
My dear Elizabeth,
I begin this letter not knowing when I can finish it. I now have so much to do that I can scarcely find time to write to my friends at home.
Dec. 22. I really feel ashamed to think I would not write but three lines to you before I had to stop. I fear you will think I do not care much about you. But if you knew all my circumstances you would readily excuse it. I cannot write letters at any time excepting Saturday evenings, & then I have so much else to do that I can scarcely spare my time. I will give you a description of the […] in which we spend our Saturdays. This day Miss Lyon calls our leisure day. We rise at our usual time quarter past five, & at six we must be ready to go into the dining room to leave our roommates alone half an hour. Then we have breakfast, & usually get done about seven o’clock. Then our roommates leave us & we are alone till half past eight seven. We go to school at eight & stay till nine to practise calisthenics, then sing till ten &c. get home about eleven.
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