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An extra year or two in the Stearns school at Mount Vernon has advantages of iyts own. I regard him as not only my son but also as my charge. Confucius said: If man and child expect perfection from one another they will soon alienate their mutual affections.
You have also correctly analysed him when you say that he is still very immaturely developed. He is only an overgrown child. I myself did not begin to seriously study till I was seventeen or eighteen. I therefore excuse my son by exonerating myself.

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