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Home Jan'y 9th 1911.

My dear Francis

Mrs Barrett has telephoned Mrs Cushing that she cannot keep her appointment for tomorrow as Gen. Hawley is dead. 

I write you at once thinking you will want to mail a note of sympathy at once to Mrs Hawley & her daughter. 

No letter from you since your very unkind letter of a week ago Sunday. Don't do so, my dear, there is no reason why you & I should make each other uncomfortable. There is not a particle of ground for your thought as expressed. I have respect for that person's ability and character, that is all there ever was or ever could be. There is no connection with my own personal life 

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