Ransom E. Hawley Letters


Letter from Ransom E. Hawley
to Ransom and Sarah M. Hawley

February 15, 1862

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                                          Wabash College Feb. 15th [18]62

                      Dear Parents
                                          I was glad to receive Pas letter
last evening.  I received letter from Lina Teusday and
one from Lucy and Henry this evening.  The battles at Forts Henry
and Donaldson have created some excitement;  Col Lew
Wallace is in command of Fort Henry and is promised the
the command of the advance on Nashville.
Prof  Kidd will deliver his last lecture inon elocution
this evening but he will deliver a lecture on Physical
education next Teusday evening.
He is a great lover of gymnastics he gave us some
lessons in free gymnastics after almost every lesson;
he says Henry W. Beecher is a great gymnast and
would if he could do so privately take a spar with [Heenan?]
Prof Hadley is to be ordained elder next Sunday morning.
                     Yours with much love



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