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Aug 18th 93
Bonair, Seabright. N.J.

My Dear Ed- [Phelps]

I was delighted to get your letter which had evidently travelled many miles to find me. I have had it for several days but have delayed answering it, hoping to be able to tell you that I could run on to Pittsburgh for a couple of days, but just now I can't see my way clear to going though later I hope to have that pleaure. Only a few days before your letter came I had written
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