1 Jan 1901
American Fork Jany 1/01 (1901)
We received your extreamly welcome letter this morning and was much pleased to find that piece of dirty paper that you kindly enclosed. We are sorrey to hear that you were unwell while you were in the city for you could not have a good time if you were sick. But we hope that you have recovered by this time & that Richard is himself again.
I suppose you have not been vaxinated yet & we think you had better wait & see how the corts deside in the matter for there seems to be that the majority of the people will not submit to have their children vaxinated.
These settlements have concluded to open school on next Monday & will not debar any healthy student & teacher from attending.
Laura Boley was over last night & said that she felt quite sick & wondered why you had not written to her. She had a talk with Miss Galbraith & asked her if she would be willing to give her some lessons in Greek & Latten for she did not know weather she would go to school in Salt Lake any more this winter Miss Galbraith told us that she thought Laura had better not try to the Greek for its required, a good deal of hard studey to learn Greek but she thought a little Latin might do her good.
We got a letter from Walter the other day. it was quite a master piece he said he though he would answer all my letters at once thanked you & Mother for those presents & that has well but did not know when he would come home.
The dame says that she wants you to weare more clothes she thinks you aught to put on an extra shirt than you do when you are down home & for you to try to keep warm & not take cold if you can help. there are quite a few people here that are complaining of having a cold, even our old & trusted friend Miss Galbraith is somewhat under the weather especially sence she has lost her Kitten. We are having quite a cold spell these last few days. The thermometer nearly goes down to zero.
Have not learned any thing of the masgrade believe there was not much to it.
Me & the Mother sat up last night to welcome the new year in I went & played the Musicle instrument, (the bell) at the Midnight hour & returned home to find my loveing pardner in bed & thus ended the Grand old Ninetenth Century as far as we were concerned.
I wrote a letter to Nellie yesterday expect to write to Walter tomorrow
I am running the gold pen for all it is worth.
Now I will bid you adieu
Wishing you a happy new year
With Kind Love
Your Affect Father
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