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My dear Sister
I intended writing to you to day but as Anna has done so, I will only say a few words & these with respect to Grace. I have not mentioned the subject to Maj. Preston, and I don't think it necessary to consult him upon the subject, but if you still desire me to do so, let me know in your next letter and I will give you his opinion.
My mind is clear in favor of making Grace familiar with the English Grammar as soon as practicable; let her commence it at once. Let her not only study the principles of the language, but require her to parse a great deal, so as to make her familiar with the application of the principles of the language. Let all her studies be English until she shall become a finished English scholar. I don't attach much importance to Latin for females. It is of value to every educated person, but mostly to professional men. I am glad that Mr. A. is retaining Mr. McCutchin. You may expect another line from me in a week or so.
Your affec. Brother, Thomas.
P.S. Maj. J. requests me to say to you that he will attend to any commissions for furniture in the month that you may wish.- as ever yours, Anna.
- Stonewall Jackson