Correspondence from Elizabeth Porter to her husband, Lansing regarding their children. Elizabeth writes that Libbie's spelling has improved and comments on her strong sense of moral value, however, mentally and physically, she is developing very slowly. According to Elizabeth, Annie is "lawless" and unpredictable. She writes her letters in one swift stroke and never looks at them again. Making sure to add that Annie does not always enjoy writing. As for young Lansing, Elizabeth assures her husband that their son is a second edition of him. She is particularly referring to how Lansing, Jr. is a very careful and determined writer, but only when he feels like it.