July 24. 25.
I have duly recieved your favor of the 18th and, according to the request expressed in it, now inclose you a hand-bill which will give the information wished for by the gentlemen who propose to send their sons to our University. we have great reason to be satisfied so far with the success of the principle the Professors tell me that they think that about one third of those attending them are very hard and close students; another third reasonably diligent and employing themselves to good account; the remaining third idle ramblers incapable of application. these proportions are as satisfactory as one could expect.
Our family joins always in friendly recollections of you and to them mine are added with true respect.