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Detchon Family History

Letter page 1

3446 Chestnut St. Phila
March 5 1876
Dear Pa & Ma.
I passed through my examination all right. I passed four branches without missing a question. I missed six questions in all. The faculty voted on us last night. They send notices to those who have failed, to appear before the faculty immediately. As I did not receive a notice I suppose I am all right. I knew all the time that I would get through, as I was better posted than the majority. And whilst there are others going through there is always a chance for me. There were about twelve or fifteen, who

Letter page 2

did not get through. I suppose C.H. Crain is an M.D. by this time. Their Commencement was on the 1st inst. I hope Ada & Hattie are better. I was not so nervous during examination as I expected, indeed I was quite composed. I send you herewith an invitation to our commencement which I am sorry you can not attend. Emma saya "Don't you think Pa passed through here and never stopped to see me"
Affectionately,
Irwin