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[Round Postmark: BOSTON, MASS. MAR 6 7-45 P 1888] [Green Washington Postage stamp: UNITED STATES POSTAGE TWO 2 CENTS, cancelled with '6']
[written up left side in pencil: Mrs. Alcott Pratt Louisa's funeral card - Louisa's]
Mt. Vernon St.
[In different ink: Opened by Miss Whitney of #3 Mt Verson St]
[Round Postmark: MAR 6 '88 C 8 PM]
[handwritten in pencil: [March 6, 1888]]
Dear Miss Whitney.
My dear Louisa left me this morning after a brief illness of a few days only.
She was spared the pain of parting being unconscious from the first.
The end was peace, & amid my inexpressible sorrow I can but rejoice that the tired one is at rest.
She has always expressed the desire that no public services, should be held on her departure.
But a few whom she
loved will be with us on Thursday (at 11 a.m.) Will you come - I am sure she would wish it.
Anna B. Pratt
Pratt, Anna and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Anna Pratt, Boston, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, 1888 March 6" (1888). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 474.