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[postmark: BOSTON MAY 3 10-PM 19 08 MASS. FENWAY STATION] [postage stamp: red UNITED STATES OF AMERICA POSTAGE 2 cents, cancelled]

Mrs. Fredrick Peterson

4 West 50th St.

New York City

[in pencil: 8 [May 3, 1908]]

Dear Mrs. Peterson.

I said I would write to you from the Berkshire hills - a daring promise! but it was only to to say when we should start for the hills - which I could not then determine. It is now settled, so far as it can be - barring unforeseen impediment - that we leave town about the 23 - I want to go earlier but fear I cannot. Winsor Vt. looks to be an easy

drive to my place, but I know not. You may not be so fond of drinking "the wind of your own speed" as some of the mobilists about Boston & so may find it long - But slow or fast - it is certain that latent possibilities lie in that direction & I shall be on the look out for you from my visioned mount. Your suggestions of a return with you to your place is very alluring, - but I ought to say - tho I think I have said - that

I am apt to take the privilege of my years with both hands & am all the more grateful to the blessed souls who do not count their favours. but return full measures for emptiness - They do come & give of their riches with a [deletion: fare]free hand, tho I [deletion: seem] am reasonably slow to ask it knowing what it means. After the 10th. of June the debris of sundry changes lately made at my place will have been cleared away & I shall be in readiness

to welcome you & when you have once come to the lofty land I trust that you will not want to leave it in haste. But we must leave arrangement to the time now fast approaching. It is time to stay my hand - I am still under medical direction & write or read but little.

To Dr Peterson please give ever kind regards & believe that I look forward with great pleasure to meeting you this summer -

A. W [scribble]

Boston Charles gate May 3.

Letter from Anne Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, to Antoinette Rotan Peterson, New York, New York, 1908 May 3



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