Newark, N. J., 19th May, 1850.
My dear Grandmother Green:
I am very anxious to see you and Aunt Arriana whom I have never seen. Father says that mother and I will visit you with him before we go to South America. I am going to Connecticut on Wednesday with grandmother Lewis where I shall have a nice time cultivating my little garden. I am now 8 years old and have read about 200 vols of books on all subjects, particularly on Nat. History, Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Grammar, Mathematics, and miscellaneous things. I have also read Spanish a little. I can't write very well but I shall improve by practice, so you must excuse my first letter to you.
Give my love to Aunt Roberts and my cousins and tell them I hope to see them soon.
I remain, dear grandmother,
Your very affectionate little boy
Eddie F. Green.
There is added to this letter in Mr. Green's handwriting the following:
"Ed has written the above letter without any assistance and if he can't write very well he can talk 'a few' with anybody."
Middletown, Feb. 19, 1852.
At school today Mr. Chase read off the prizes.
"First prize Dickinson, Allen Griswold and Edmund F. Green! 2nd Frank Wells, Frank Hyde, Casey and Samuel Johnson."Green 1000 credits o debits, ditto Dickenson and Griswold. Wells 999 credits 1 debit, ditto Johnson, Casey and Hyde.
Edmund F. Green