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[Red Postage Stamp turned on side: UNITED STATES POSTAGE 2 TWO CENTS 2] [Round Postmark: BOSTON JAN 6 10 - AM 1898 MASS.] [Flag Postmark: BACK BAY STATION]
Miss Anne Whitney,
535 Beacon Street,
[handwritten up left side: illegible]
[written in pencil in top left corner: 4]
Dear Miss Whitney:
You are all goodness, and 'this nigger' is apparently ungrateful. I am much afraid I could not possibly come on the 20th! Please forgive me, - as I don't deserve to be prorogued, - and take my love and thanks. I often think of you. (At present, and for long, I am empty-headed in other respects.) It 'perks me up with majestick Pride' that you like Patrins.
Yours much and always, nevertheless,
Louise I. Guiney
5th January, 1898.
Guiney, Louise Imogen and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Louise Imogen Guiney, Auburndale, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, 1898 January 5" (1898). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 738.