<Edition>[Selections. 1984] Writings. Library of America. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1984</Edition>
<milestone n=733><p>A YOUTH OF SIXTEEN
<p><i>To John Harvie</i>
<p><i>Shadwell, Jan. 14, 1760</i>
<p>SIR, -- I was at Colo. Peter Randolph's about a Fortnight
ago, & my Schooling falling into Discourse, he said he
thought it would be to my Advantage to go to the College,
& was desirous I should go, as indeed I am myself for
several Reasons. In the first place as long as I stay at the
Mountains the Loss of one fourth of my Time is inevitable,
by Company's coming here & detaining me from School.
And likewise my Absence will in a great Measure put a Stop
to so much Company, & by that Means lessen the Expences
of the Estate in House-Keeping. And on the other Hand by
going to the College I . . .