Letter, July 12, 1860, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to his grandson Richard Call Long, encouraging him in his studies: ''If you continue to apply your energies you cannot fail to learn. Your hand-writing is greatly improved, and your spelling and diction are both very good, but still both may be made more perfect by practice. . . I am desirous that you should become a good Latin and French schollar, Greek too is desirable, but above all I am anxious that you should understand the sciences and specially mathamatics. . . Learn all you can, and spend as little idle time as possible. Time is more valuable than money, knowledge better than power. . . I suppose you would like to hear something about home. The Lake is falling, but yet not low enough to cross. . . I left home this morning and took breakfast with your sister and Mr. Brevard. . . Cotton is smaller than usual, but it has yet four months to grow . . . Your poney is in fine plight, and much stouter than you ever saw him, and your dogs are all in good condition. . .'' [Bottom half of last page missing: text lost]
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