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[in pencil in another hand: [A W to S W W ] [July 1884? or June]] Tuesday evng,

My dearest why should you not warn me + warn again - Who has such right? Woe worth the day when you do not rebuke + show me your better way. Only I could scarcely tell when you chide - so fulfilled is your care for me always with such gentleness - my heart's best blessing on you ^for this + for all. I hope to be able to prove to you in the matter of which we spoke

that I forecast truly the drift of events - But if not if I am mistaken in this - Yet I hope to be so prudent in my management that no harm need result from the xperiment I shall make a determined effort to let the street floor - + I think it can be done - That done Addy will go into the studio - tho' I shall take only the rent for it she now pays me. In short I will do as she + you

wish.

I wanted to go out to see you this P.M, but the heat was too much for me - Perhaps you will be able to come in again + make me glad.

I do not need your purse my dear - but I thank you from my heart all the same - What I want always is that you should speak your fullest to me - + when I think on deliberation that the consuels are too timid

I shall seek to inspire you with my bolder spirits - so that we may both keep to the level of either's strongest flight.

I am very sorry if I recd. your advice yesterday - all kind + sweet as it was - in a way to give you a pang. Then as always there was nothing but gratefulness + love to you in my heart nor ever can be - Forgive my petulance + over-haste - I mean better than I seem -

Goodnight beloved sister

Yours Anne

Letter from Anne Whitney, to Sarah Whitney, 1884 June

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