Monto Apr. 21. 26.
I omitted, in conversn with you yesterday to observe on the arrangement of the Elliptical Lecturing room that one third of the whole Area may be saved by the use of lap boards instead of tables, the room will hold half as many again, and, the expence & lumber of tables be spared. a bit of thin board 12. I. square to every person is really a more convenient way of writing than a table it may be left always on the bench so as to be ready at hand . a bit of paste board, if preferred, might be furnished. I pray you to this for the economy of room, and as equivalent to the enlargemt of the room by one half. I salute you with frdship & esteem