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Nov 22 1858
Father has been looking over one of his old books tonight 
in which are recorded [[ insert]]some of [[insert]]the experiments he made while at Princeton. The review has made him somewhat sad. He spoke of one experiment upon the effect of electricity encircling a ray of polarized light. It failed for want of sufficiently strong galvanic battery. Five years later Faraday made the same experiment, succeeded & gained the plaudits of the scientific world. I do not exactly understand this experiment  shall ask for an explanation.
23rd. Had a visit from young Lieutenant Warren this evening. He has been employed lately as an engineer in the West. [[strikethrough]] He was formerly engaged under Gen Harvey in punishing the aggression of the Indians. [[/strikethrough]] He gave us an interesting acct. of a conflict with the [[strikethrough]] ? [[/strikethrough]]Indians in which he had had been engaged [[strikethrough]] with [[/strikethrough]] under Gen Harvey. He is now busy preparing a [partial?] report of his last [[strikethrough]] engineering [[/strikethrough]] expedition to [Reed Research??]. We have had a pleasant evening. Will's presence adding to our enjoyment.
 
Dec 18th. How long it is since I have written any thing in my journal. I must be more regular now that we are once more in order. Chaos has come out of confusion once more & home seems like home again since last writing we

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