Letter sent from Hamilton College, February 14, 1838, from John Pettit, class of 1839, to Oscar Sprague in Fabius
Stampless letter, 1 leaf, folded, 4 pages, sent from Hamilton College, February 14, 1838, from John U. Pettit, class of 1839, to Oscar Sprague in Fabius (Pettit's home town). Mostly an essay on the art of apologizing for not having written, sequeing into ruminations about writing. (He does say that he doesn't have any actual news: "I write the present letter more to beg your pardon, for a delay of three weeks, then to communicate news; I have certainly a good occasion for the former, though I could furnish but little matter for the latter.") Pettit transferred to Union College (class of 1839) and later became a U.S. Representative from Indiana. Oscar Sprague later attended Madison University (class of 1844).
Purchased from Steve Resnick, 2015.
- Creation: 1838