Home, December 3rd 1864
Your letter came to hand by to-night's mail. Perhaps you will think I'm "over-punctual" writing so soon, but I shall have no time tomorrow. For the first there is so much to do here Sunday morning & then getting ready & going to church at half-past eleven, get home at one. The somebody has dinner to get and work to do up. I am going to my school in the afternoon. I partly hired to teach at a place about six miles from home but the Director & myself had some misunderstanding & I "backed out." I am now going to teach two or three miles from home. I am to be at home every Saturday.
Etta you ask if I think Neal