StearnsBox30Sun1929_01_016

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Dr. U. House
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont
December 4, 1929

Dr. Alfred E. Stearns
Phillips Academy
Andover, Mass

My dear Dr. Stearns,
I am enclosing a copy of my account for my expenses
for the past fall. I hope that it is a satisfactory one. I have a more
detailed one, and I will be glad to send it to you if you wish it.

You can see well, that making the football team is
an expensive proposition. The trips to the other colleges cost quite
a bit. In fact the coach encouraged amusement both before and after the
game. The trip to Columbia Unversity is an expensivee one, because we
went down there two days early and came back one day late. The other
item of expense on that account is the cost of tuxido. I figured that I rather buy one that is half decent rather than one I could
get for 19.00dollars. Besides these two items the other expenses are
annual, such as the college bills and the house bills.

I have a few bills yet to be paid which amount to
about fifty dollars such as a overcoat, overshoes, Christmas cards, etc.
This Christmas I expect to go to Boston and then to Andover to talk things
over with you, and then I will go to New York where I expect to see Mary.
I have been thinking seriously of remaining here for the second semester
instead of going to either Harvard or Columbia. I have been elected Chapter Editor in Cheif of the Delta Upsilon paper, which is a whole
year's office, and I stand an excellent chance of getting the Chapter
Presidency , and in case if I should get such offices, it is only right
that I should remain here till my term expires which will be after the
second semester starts. Furthermore, if my father insists that I should
go to Harvard, I will have to have both German and French. I have no
knowledge of German whatsoever, and only slight knowledge of French. If
such be the case, I think I rather stay here for studying both of those
languages. However, I will make no further remarks till I have a talk
with you.

I will need another $550.00 to last me till Easter.
During that time, I expect to have Mary up here for a few days for a
visit which will cost in the neighborhood of $50. That money will
take care of all the expenses which I will incure during that period.
If you will let my have the money by the end of the week or the first
of next week, I will appreciate it very much. I like to pay those bills
off as soon as possible.

At the beginning of next week, there will be another
collection in the house, I think, for money to purchase a new piano, and
I like to contribute my share. So by the first of next, please let me
have the money.

Sincerely
Thomas Sun

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