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I have been invited by the Woman's Board of Home Missions, Presbyterian Church, to deliver an address at their annual meeting to be held at Atlantic City on May 19, during the sessions of the General Assembly. The letter is written by Miss Fraser the Secretary & Mrs Sheldon Jackson has written urging me to accept. I have not replied. I must today I think for the letter has been here several days  I have as I wrote you not been well & very busy with the book. I do not like to decline anything that may be a duty, but I hardly feel as tho. I could write an address, particularly as I am not very fresh from the field, to speak of [[strikethrough]] speak of [[/strikethrough]] "Present day conditions of the Indian." I think I know a good deal of what they are. The Indians need the same kind of helpful care which good people
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