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[postmark: SHELBURNE AUG 18 1913 N.H.]

[two green postage stamps, U.S.POSTAGE 1 CENT 1]

Miss Anne Whitney


N.H -

[in pencil: [Aug. 18, 1913]]

Shelburne, Sunday -

My beloved Friend -

Florence & I had planned surely for the pleasure of an hour with you this afternoon. But --- the thermometer stood at 100 on our piazza, & when it plays such antics as that we don't really dare walk the two sizzling miles that stretch between your Paradise & our plain terrestrial joys -

But I'm sadly disappointed for the hours with you are golden - & now we shan't be back till nearly September - I wish your enemy may withdraw & raise the siege, dear Heart; you are very brave, - & I watch & honour you deeply; but I don't want you to have to be brave!

Excuse the half-sheet, taken by inadvertence - When I return may we have a heart to heart talk about your Cook-Lady? You spoke in the Spring of her perhaps being able to come to us this Autumn; if you still recommend her, we should like to find out about it -

Blessings be with you.

Your devoted


Letter from Vida Dutton Scudder, Shelburne, New Hampshire, to Anne Whitney, Shelburne, New Hampshire, 1913 August 18



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