Whittemore-Low family papers  1729-1955 (bulk 1840-1939)
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  1872 August 7 . Stanton A. Mason ALS to [Sterne A. Mason]; Camp Thayer, West Point, [New York]. (3 pages)
Apologizes for not visiting home. "Yearling camp" is almost finished and it has been "pretty good." His father should not worry about his demerits. Change in the Army uniform that makes it more showy than formerly. Stanton needs to attend two of the six daily hours of drill. A new officer gives commands "in a voice like that of a dog with a bone in his throat." Mr. Rose, Albert Buell, and sister came to visit; "you will likely see something about his visit in The Republican as Mr. Rose said something about writing a description of it they seemed to be very much pleased."