I received your note through the politeness of Mr. McGregor, and enclosed a correct account of his financial affairs

Joseph Culver Letter, December 8, 1862, Page 1Carlisle Dec. 8 1862

Dear Bro. Frank,-

I received your note through the politeness of Mr. McGregor, and enclosed a correct account of his financial affairs. He is daily expecting money from home or his brother in the army. He is doing very finely and I expect he will be full prepared to enter Freshman Class in September. I feel a deep interest in him. He has shown himself a perfect gentleman and has become quite a favorite out home. Jennie has written you a letter which I presume contains all the news

I will close by wishing you success and a happy and speedy return to the bosom of your family, there to enjoy in perfect security the blessings which you have risked all to perpetuate. The blessing of God be thine.

Your Brother
H.C. Cheston

1862 C. A. McGregor [Dr.?]

Sept 4th To Boarding $9.00

‘ 6th ‘ College Bills 9.83

‘ 9th ‘ Book ” .48

‘ 13th ‘ Postage Stamps .09

‘ ‘ ‘ Table 1.25

‘ ‘ ‘ Furniture Bill 6.73

‘ 20nd ‘ Stand &c. 5.50

‘ 27th ‘ Cash 2.00

‘ ‘ ‘ Book .70

‘ ‘ ‘ Stove .80

Oct 2nd ‘ Washing Bill 1.19

‘ 11th ‘ Boarding 9.00

‘ 13th ‘ Coal Oil .25

Nov 1st ‘ Boarding 9.00

‘ ‘ ‘ Washing Bill 1.55

‘ 12th ‘ 1/2 ton of Coal & [Cash?] 1.45

58.52

1862 C. A. McGregor [Cr.?]

Aug. 29th By Cash $60.00

Nov. 12th ” ” from J. Culver 5.00

65.00

Balance due McGregor 6.48

I have paid his board up to 24th of Nov. I have not yet purchased a scholarship. In his college bill he was charged $3.00 for gas bill, but he changed his room in a week or two and others occupied it so that $2.75 will be returned to him.

Respectfully Yours
H. C. Cheston Patron

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