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you know that. Your statement about my returning earlier than I had planned is not based on fact.

I feel very much hurt that you left before you needed to do so. I thought you told me truly, that you " [[underlined]] must [[/underlined]] go" - & altho. I urged you to try & stay, you said positively you could not, & I believed you - I am sorry you did not stay.

My dear Francis you know all that you are & ever have been to me - and there is no change & will not be while I live.

Goodbye. God bless & keep you safely
I cannot write more today.
Ever Affty

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