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[written in pencil: [Shelburne, July c. 30, 1884]]
My Sarah - You have of course recd. my first form the Knoll. I write to say that in obedience to Mrs. [Biag,] is request I have $5.00 of Whitman for her (to get Peter some clothes) which if you will pay her I will settle with you afterward. Please enclose the sum & address to Mrs. [Biagiotti] & drop or cause to be dropped the same in the letter slip at the front door. Will you write on the envelope. From A. [E.] Whitney Shelburne?
If you flourish as we. I have no cause for solicitude. I have mountains appetite. & the xcellent vegetables of which we have been scanted all summer hitherto come with remarkable
aptness into our bill of fare The Raspberries are abundant & rich in kind. Fish seems to be the only thing not produced here. I wonder if it wouldn't be possible to stock our creek.
On the way to Gorham, Mr. Endicott of Belmont is building him a stone house & [his] house. He came here last season after we left to look into my arrangements. I should like to know what ideas if any he borrowed! He much admired the place they say. Of course how else? The Gates' boarders are likely to prove neighborly.
Mornings foggy. Yesterday only partially clear. What a comfort Adeline said as we sat on it last evng. is this piazza. Countless blessed remembrances & love to the [illegible] from us both. With love to mother & [illegible] to all.
Your own loving sister
Whitney, Anne and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Anne Whitney, Shelburne, New Hampshire, to Sarah Whitney, 1884 July 30" (1884). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 385.