Brooks, William Penn
Brooks has accepted a position in Amherst, but knows that it will be hard to leave Sapporo. Though Amherst offers him less money and no house, Brooks writes that the affinity for old friends draws himself and Eva to America ("I think neither of us care much for the so called "advantages of civilization:" there are too many attendant disadvantages"). Cautions Rebecca not to get overtired. Brooks expects to arrive by mid-December.