I believed I promised to write the first letter and as this is the best opportunity I shall have for sometime, I will make use of it, every body has gone to bed but me, and I am up writing to my chick. I was disappointed this evening got all ready to go over to Washington, and it had to rain, so I have not been over there since my return, I must tell you about our ride down but first of all about our serenade. You know Mame and Maria went to Brookeville, well they said they had a jollie [sic] time walking in the woods with the boys, got home just as Mrs. Kirk was dismissing us Helen and I had a delightful evening to our selves went down to Olney and walked about in every direction Mary Ann tryed [sic] to kick up a fuss about Helen sleeping with me. In the middle of the night we were awakened by some singing, got up and went to the window, and there was a crowd of Brookeville boys
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