r sursssssssssssvery much pleased with this, your first letter to me, the hand writing, as well as composition, considering that it is among the first, if not the first you ever wrote is good, and the spelling excellent. this essay does you great credit, in My Opinion. I would however advise you to set your letters a little further apart, and to Make the Staves Shorter. You must also get Mr. Taylor to assist you in dividing your next into paragraps, and to point the sentences and parts of Sentens
I do not want you to spend Much time at Grammar, yet I do not want it to to be wholey neglected. My sure opinion is, that it is a science too abstruse to be well understood by young persons, nothing short of a goodeal of experience and a ripe understanding can master it yet there are certain first principles which may be understood easily, for example you can very soon know by a little attention whether a word is a noun, a verb or an adjective that is whether the word means a certain thing, a certain action or a certain quality. These three divisions of speech well understood will naturly as you gain experience, and your Judgments ripen, enable you to comprehend the whole. Show this to Mr Taylor
we received on yesterday a letter from your brother Lyle Branson. he is very well and writes as if in good spirits.
let me beg of you to not neglect to write to some one of us frequently. it will not only keep us advised how you are doing but it will also qualify