Sidney Brooks letter to Obed Brooks, 1840 November 7
1 item (4 pages) ; 26 x 21 cm
Sidney Brooks letter to his brother Obed Brooks, Jr. in which he writes that he feels he was getting a little unsocial as he has not written often and because he lives alone and does not talk much anywhere. He explains that he feels it is a bad habit he should break and also discusses his plans to write more. He writes that he has made religious duty consist too much in anxious musings and solitary meditation rather than in active duties. Sidney discusses his views on whether or not Saturday night should belong to the Sabbath. He also describes a spot that he likes to visit and the view from that spot, mentioning the Connecticut River, Mount Toby, Mount Sugarloaf, the College, and the village of Amherst, among other highlights. Sidney discusses his thoughts on the passing of their childhoods and of the need to spend their days in the service of God so that they may all meet together in that brighter world where God himself is. In a postscript, he asks Obed to check in with their father regarding schools.
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