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|Summary:||This document is a letter written by Robert C. Foster to his son, Robert C. Foster, Jr., on October 31, 1817. Foster writes the letter to his son on his birthday, and gives him advice on what to do with his life now that he is 21 years old. He advises him not to drink, gamble, or associate with 'loose' women, to be religious, watch his money, study hard, be fair to others in business, and to how to choose a suitable wife.|