FIRST LETTER OF THREE

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"Charlotte Hall June 4th 1845

Dear Sir

  you will oblige me much by sending me a Catalouge [sic] of your School, as I contemplate going there after August, and should like to examine the its rules and regulations, before I decide.

Your's with respect

Francis W. Weems

Direct-

F.W.W.

C. Hall

St. Marys County

Maryland"


SECOND LETTER OF THREE

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"Freestone Point April 30th 1843

Mrs Calip [sic] & James Hallowell

Dear Sirs I send you here by my son John fifty Dollars and he will commence his studes [sic] with you agane [sic] I wish him to continue his lattin [sic] studies - I hope you will Not have so many extra charges in your Next Bill as you had in your last Bill Your friend

Henry Fairfax, Sr."

[Editor's note: Freestone Point is located near Dumfries, Prince William County, VA]


THIRD LETTER OF THREE

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"Near Tallahassee July 4th. /43

Mss C.S. Hallowell & Bro.

  Your favor of 19th Ult. has been duly received: & contents noticed. I was pleased to hear of the health of James & that his progress was satisfactory. I am however disappointed to find that James has not been studying Latin & Greek, which I had supposed was more essential than French in preparing him to enter College. Mr. T. Lane Betton will hand you this on his way northward and will leave with you $30 to give James if he concludes to return with his cousin Tom Nixon to N. Carolina during Vacation. But if he should not go, you will only give him $5 at Vacation: and board him at some healthy situation.

I am very Respectfully Yours &

L.H. Betton"


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