Friday. The last day of my birth month signalized by my final happy admission to the Junior class. I believe I shall indulge in self congratulation after I have brought my record down to that occasion.
But before I relate the manner of my obtaining the ticket I must tell of my grievous disappointment in not getting it at first. I had been in on Tuesday evening before Cross and made up on Trigonometry and Surveying, leaving only three books of Geometry which I endeavored to prevail on him to excuse, promising to make up after I had received my ticket. He assured me that he would do his best, which promise added to Prof. Whittlesey’s left me little doubt on the question and in the evening I devoted myself to the task of sum making in which I distinguished myself. The following are some of my base attempts. [Read more…] about July 31, 1863