Letter from Unidentified Individual to Lilly Gamble.
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is a heavy responsibility. She would not be equal to it at all, but for Walters help. He is the main spring of everything - manages the teachers - the boys & the housekeeping. He would not go to Synod in [N.O.?] because he could not be spared from the establishment, and poor fellow, he was called away suddenly on Sunday to see his brother Frank in La. Frank is with Dr. Guthnie, a cousin, and near Dr. Poague - another cousin, from Rockbridge. He is very ill, has had I believe several congestive chills. We hope W. may get back tomorrow. Every thing seems better when he is here. The teachers are very pleasant young men. They play tennis every evening, just out side the window & have a parlor game "Crokonole" [Crokinole], which I like.