Willis Hubbard to Katherine Fletcher, [circa 1885] November 10
Your kind and welcome letter of Nov 9. was rec'd this afternoon, was glad to hear
from you although I could not understand the French, but shall not try to have
it translated until I see you. Did you mean that I would turn scarlet with
rage? or was'nt that it. Did not know that you were a French scholar. I also had company Friday night and did not go to lodge dont know whether I shall go any more or not. Do not doubt but that Johnson has a very good school but have made arrangements to go to Morrisville, think I will get all the "drill" that I want there, and, besides do not know as I would pass examinations. never felt as
ignorant in my life. Do I know the young gent of whom you wrote? if not I would feel highly honored to make his acquaintance Perhaps the reason you described him in French is that he is French himself, is he? Perhaps I had better stop this unsightly scribling until I get a better pen.
Sincerely your friendWSHubbard
P.S. If he (whoever he is) is inclined to be jealous he may not approve of our correspondence. but he must remember that we were old school friends. WSH