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South Framingham, Mass.
June 4, 1888.

My dear Miss Fletcher, 

You have doubtless wondered that you have not heard from me earlier in answer to your letter and it's enclosure, which was duly received.  Neither you nor it have been forgotten, but when it came I was away and could not attend to it, and not until now have I been able to send you such a reply as I desired.  To tell you the
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