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is to be highly valued, those who fish for it usually catch minnows. Avoid in your speaking what Macaulay calls carmagnoles (puns, jests, rant, interjections), but few conditions of society admit their use. Your own good sense, my dear son, has already suggested to you better counsel than I can give you; but it is the privilege of age to make youth suffer in that way, and you perceive I use my privilege. Your affectionate father, A. Sidney Johnston. Brazoria County, Texas, December 11, 1848. my dear will: Your last letter, giving renewed assurance of the satisfactory progress and improvement in your studies, was received with all the gratification the most solicitous parent must naturally experience for a son whose conduct has always commanded his highest respect as well as unbounded affection. You express the determination to make great efforts, and if necessary great sacrifices, for the attainment of the first honor. While I would inculcate all the diligence com