I received your regular Sunday letter of 24th. and one from Alfred informing me that John N. Goodnow of Alfred was one of the Board of Visitors. I had seen the list of appointments before. I am almost sorry he is coming. He will hear me be examined. You know he tried to get the appointment for Osgood who used to room with me at Andover. Do you ever see Moses Drew at Alfred, I wonder what has become of him. Examination commences this week on Monday, the Board will inspect Barracks, the Hospital and all the other Public buildings and examination will begin Tuesday morning. I shall be examined the first of next week probably. The prospect now is we shall get away on Furlough in two weeks.
Your Affectionate Son, Malcolm McArthur
Malcolm McArthur to his father, Arthur McArthur [McArthur Family Papers]