Whittemore-Low family papers  1729-1955 (bulk 1840-1939)
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  Undated . Stanton A. Mason ALS to [Sterne A. Mason]; West Point, N[ew] Y[ork]. (2 pages)
Sorry that Uncle Rodney is sick. Have been having drills for the past two weeks preparing for trip to W. and expects that "we will be kept as close as here." If the corps is kept close there, "it will be the very worst thing that can be done as some men in the corps had just as soon ruin the reputation of the corps as not if they are kept close." After being here two or three years and soon to graduate, some get reckless "for being tied up so long and don’t care much what he does." Has gotten quite a number of demerits over the three months; writes he’s been very careful, but is unlucky. Thinks he has forty-nine demerits; writes it is very easy to chalk up that many demerits and "if you knew how easy it is to get this number, you would not blame me." Writes he is going to be very careful the next three months to get as few as possible. " Have been getting on well in studies since January . Wishes father would send him money before the trip to W. Would not ask if did not need it.