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[postmark: ALBANY, N.Y. SEP 23 1 - PM 1914] [postmark: PLYMOUTH SEP 25 1130AM MASS 1914] [postage stamp: red U.S. POSTAGE 2 CENTS 2]
Miss Anne Whitney
[deletion: Rocky Point]
[written in a different hand: Hotel Charlesgate
535 Beacon St.
Sep 23d- '14.
[printed letterhead: MENAND'S ALBANY, N.Y]
My dear Miss Whitney
I am thinking of you this morning, and hoping that you are free from pain, and if it is summer weather at Plymouth, as it is here, I know you are enjoying the summer sounds of the crickets & hazy atmosphere. I have been at home for
two weeks, after a rainy six weeks in the mountains, but I always enjoy the mountains rain or shine, because I have so many of my family about me, for the two families, who are not hear me here, have their summer cottages there. Miss Bridges was so good to write me this summer, & to tell me how you were, & said she could never think of me, as any thing, but the
slender girl, she had once known. I had to tell her how I was surrounded with my 18 grandchildren, & how I was quite an old lady, who can not walk very much, but then I always feel that I belong with the young the young people - I have two pretty granddaughters taller than I am. For three winters I have been in Italy, now Italy wants to join the horrible war, & suffering, fighting Europe seems all to be mad. I have some young friends, who finding themselves there,
have taken up the Red Cross work, & I think of our own war, & how much I was interested in the sick soldiers' - but I hope you are not thinking of these troubles, but are feeling that you have earned & won peace for yourself. I am a very poor traveler, or I should try to go to Boston, if only to sit by your bedside for a half hour. I hope if you are not in Boston that you soon will be, and either there or in Plymouth my thoughts will be with you -
With affection always -
Sage, Sarah and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Sarah Sage, Albany, New York, to Anne Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, 1914 September 23" (1914). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 1116.