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[postmark: SHELBURNE AUG 1884 [illegible]]
Mess. Whitney Pousland & Co,
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[handwritten in pencil: ] Shelburne N.H. Aug. 7 Dear Edward I see by the papers that the police are inclined to attribute the Vaughan's committee of late to the fact that people go out of town without + leave their houses empty without giving them warning. I doubt if it would make much difce whether they knew or not, but since they seek to throw the
responsibly in this way upon the house-holders, it will be well to fall in with their advice + give notice. I do not know the name of the Chief of Police or I should write directly to him. If you will kindly let him know that 92 is empty xcept during the night hours I shall be indebted to you.
A letter from Sarah yesterday reports favorably of the then state of affairs at your house - I hope Mother's arm is now on the way to a cure. The weather here is glorious - with frequent rains that keep everything as fresh as the beginning - We had one cold night - that is all.
The mail bay waits -
Whitney, Anne and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Anne Whitney, Shelburne, New Hampshire, to Edward Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, 1884 August 7" (1884). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 386.