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9 not to. Then he said he would (or rather I asked him if he would) pay the bill for the pockets I had ordered for Esther and myself, when we were together. So I gave him the $20. and the bill and he gave me back the photos, and I thanked him for what he had done in the matter. He asked my address and whether I should mind his writing a few times while I was away. I said no I should be glad to hear from him but I was a very bad correspondent myself, (not allowed to write, he interrupted) and should like to hear the news. I thought that was a good excuse for letting him write. He spoke about taking a trip himself, perhaps going South for a few weeks, & said as he has several times lately that he did not expect now to go abroad in the Spring.
Not underlined as the previous transcriber stated. That's how she crosses her T's.
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