Carlisle August 18th 1858
Your letter has just come to hand, and I hasten to answer it. I fully intended to apply for that situation in Hanover, but last week I happened to see an advertisement, in a New York paper, of a company who supply teachers with situations, and vice versa, and, at the same time calling for teachers for all parts of the country. I at once wrote to them, telling them what kind of a situation I would like, and expect to hear from them tomorrow or the day after. Hence I would not like to apply for one place, while standing a chance
of getting another that will suit me better. You speak of a Lillelan having applied for the [illegible] school. He is one of the best teachers in this county, but I believe occasionally gets on a spree. I should like very much to go to Hanover, but “under the circumstances” think it better not to make the application. Mrs. Alexander and I are going to drive down to H_ and spend a few days there in the course of a few weeks. Next week will be court week and of course I cannot leave then, but the week after we may. I hope it will be in time to see you. If we go then I will write you. Slape wrote me yesterday. He is getting
along finely, and, to make him sweat more freely this hot weather, has begun writing a New Poem. Success to him. Hulsey writes that he has begun the law with the “Mare” of Atlanta Ga. and expects to be admitted in a year from Oct. next. He must intend becoming a second edition of Calhoun or Webster.
We had quite a demonstration in Carlisle on Monday evening in honor of the Queen’s Message- bonfires, fireworks, illuminations, ringing of bells, parades of fireman, speechifying etc. It was a great fuss to make about the commonplace message of a middle aged married woman, (ugly at that)
to a cross old bachelor don’t you think so? However it was more in honor of the message-carrier than the message itself. Let me hear from you soon. With warmest thanks for your efforts in my behalf I remain
Yours in the Bonds