Letter from Charles Carter to his Mother

Letter from Charles Carter to his Mother
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October 10, 1865

Charles C. Carter writes to his mother about his life in Carlisle. While "Carlisle is not as big as our town," Carter explains that "it is a great deal prettier" than Decatur, Illinois. Carter also describes Dickinson College's campus. "The college is a very pretty place [and] the grounds are very large and beautiful you can see the front of the two colleges on the first page of this letter," as Carter observes. In addition, Carter describes his living situation. Carter notes that "I am rooming at [Charles] Chestons, the principal of the Grammer school," and that "our room is a very nice one." Carter also thanks his mother for sending money. Carter attends Dickinson's Preparatory School from 1865 to 1866. Transcript included.

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