[postmark: FEB 20 N.Y.]
Miss Sarah C. Eaton
At Dr. Brewster's.
Dear Daughter. Feb. 18 — 40
You will wonder at my delay in
writing. I am printing our 8th Ed. in
good form. I send Gates' prospectus.
I have just corrected proof to p. 224.
I have more than I can do. I keep
Laura-Ann, Kate, and I and
Dr. Wright at work.
I am glad you do not attempt
experiments in Chemistry. I could select
a few experiments for girls to perform, but it is
unfit for girls to attempt a full course.
Cuvier's case was treated with great
attention and kindness; but no vacan
cy arrived until it was too late. Mr.
[Pa...ing] authorized our member, Mr.
Hunt to promise an appointment if
asked it for a younger son.
I have not a moment more
to write. I enclose as you
requested. My health not good —
Your ever affec-
tionate father — but I am stern-
ly determined on my childern's
severe discipline — it is essential to
both states of being.