"He asked me to take my hat and leave the house"
John William Anthony to Callie Anthony, January 7, 1860, Anthony Family Papers, 1785–1952, Acc. 35647, 35648, Library of Virginia.
Callie Anthony says: John William Anthony is my younger brother, but I call him Johnny. He wrote to me in January from Randolph-Macon College, in Boyton. He couldn't come home for Christmas, and we missed him dreadfully. I told him all about our festivities, though. I wish his teachers would give him more than just one day off for the holiday.
Johnny told me of a near-fight he had with another student, but he asked me not to tell Ma and Pa. I suppose I'll wait and let him tell his own story, but I hope he will stay out of trouble after this. Still, I'm happy he stood up for his honor; that other boy had no right to tell him he was being disorderly.