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the stanzas might seem rather harsh, but I think it "just suits" the [[underlined]] lound staccato [[/underlined]] note with which the song ends.  You will see that the third and fourth lines of the second stanza are different in the two copies - keep which you prefer.
     I am not sure that this letter will find you in Washington, but I hope it will reach you safely and soon, and that you will send me acknowlegement.  If any little changes are desired in the song I shall be glad to make them.
     With best wishes, dear Miss Fletcher, for yourself and your noble work, I am most cordially yours.  E. D. Proctor.
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