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    if ... will send us a dozen of their sons, we will take care of ...

    1) We are, however, not the less thankful for your kind offer, though we refuse to accept it; and to show our grateful sense of it, if the generation of Virginia will send us a dozen of their sons, we will take care of their education, teach them al we know, and make men of them.

    Why we have 2 "will" in 2 clause in a sentence?

    2) We know that you have a high opinion of the kind learning taught in your colleges, and that the costs of living of our young men, with you, would be very expensive to you.

    With the phrase the kind learning, does the sentence has the right meaning? Or we should use the kind of learning?

    Tks in advance.

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    Re: if ... will send us a dozen of their sons, we will take care of ...

    1) We are, however, not the less thankful for your kind offer, though we refuse to accept it; and to show our grateful sense of it, if the generation of Virginia will send us a dozen of their sons, we will take care of their education, teach them al we know, and make men of them.

    This quote sounds like something said by a gentleman from the state of Virginia in the 1800's. Is that right?


    Why we have 2 "will" in 2 clause in a sentence?

    the meaning is: if they will send , we will take care.


    2) We know that you have a high opinion of the kind learning taught in your colleges, and that the costs of living of our young men, with you, would be very expensive to you.

    With the phrase the kind learning, does the sentence has the right meaning? Yes, it would be the way someone would say in the 1800's and means "quality" of learning. Or we should use the kind of learning?

    Tks in advance.

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    Re: if ... will send us a dozen of their sons, we will take care of ...

    This quote sounds like something said by a gentleman from the state of Virginia in the 1800's. Is that right?

    Yes, it's right.

    And thank you for your help.

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