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Casey Farm Sept. 10 1869

My dear Mother

I passed through N.J. a week ago to day and took breakfast with Father. We read me a part of one of your notes in which you make some remarks about your studies. I had been intending to write you about the time of your going with [Barrister?] & say to you that as you will commence in the 1st section in all your studies you could write [ ] ease [recu ?] in that section. I trust you will make effort to do so and if may be to struck at the head of that section. Nothing will give you so much influence among your comrades as a good standing in your class. While you may be considered [hole?] fellow will