Long Green Academy
December 10th 1835
I received your letter yesterday which I was expecting, & had written one some weeks ago but forgot to send it and James wrote last week.
James did complain a little of his being sick but I did not know anything of his eating and drinking so much for he the other day said he did not get enough to eat, but that was not so for he and all of us have plenty to eat and as to the advice you gave him in your letter he says he does not intend to mind, he has become very bad.
I was expecting you would be in Frederick by this time or else I would have written to aunt when you do go if you pass through Baltimore and stop their [sic] any time. Any thing left at Mr. Lovell’s (near the Gay St. bridge) we will get it.
I was very sorry to hear of Mother’s sickness and of Harriet being so bad; hope she may soon behave better. I should like very much to spend Christmas with you all.
We have not commenced French yet but expect to commence immediately after the Christmas holyday’s. We have commenced Euclid and are nearly through the 1st Book.
Give my love to all the family.
Your affectionate Brother
John F. Reynolds
Miss Lydia M. Reynolds
Miss Lydia M. Reynolds,
Care of Jno. Reynolds,