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^[[David St. Cyr.]]

[[preprinted]] 
Great Barrington, Mass.  

^[[Box 28]]

^[[July - 7 -]] 188^[[5]]
[[/preprinted]]

Miss Fletcher
Dear Friend

I just got a letter from Julia stating that Mother died -on the 23 of [[ult?]] and Father is getting worse with his eyes couldn't do any work and wishes me to come home which I could not do without your help so I will write you a letter I wish you would see the Commissioner as soon as you can and get him to get me a ticket from 
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