Letter: Margaret Bancroft to Milton Bancroft, August 1 1900

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(Official Stamp: SANDY SPRING AUG 1 2 p m 1900 M.D.)

(Postage Stamp TWO CENTS)

Milton Bancroft Esq. 30 East 14 St. New York City New York

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it gives. There is a lovely air [stirring?] and the atmosphere is beautifully [blue?]. Clara has gone [?] with her devoted cavalier Mr. Davis. I asked Cousin N. if the signs had been knocked down yet? for answer he clenched his fist with a "Let any body dare expression"

Love unspeakable to thee Margaret.

August 1st 1900

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Norwood My dearest - I opened this letter of Fred's because I know thee would want me to have the happiness of knowing any good news it might contain, and also because I thought it surer of reaching thee if enclosed in a fresh envelope.

I hope something will come out of this portrait; and also that thee will go down to Fred's place- his note is certainly nice & cordial.

The place seems deserted to me with thee and Jeammot both gone, but I found myself so physically tired after all the excitement of the

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depicts so graphically a certain cide of Parisian life - it does not have the heallhurst taste in one's life memory. Am glad this found the love in the sandwiches - am afraid my supply of that was rather larger than more material food - did thee have enough. The box was so small I could not get in more without crushing. I am going to sleep in the room Sister had - it is much cooler. Walked to SistPlainfield gate last night. Jul fine today. Have taken dusting the parlor as my duty for the exercise

last five weeks that the restfulness and quiet, after the departure yesterday morning has been very welcome to me. Having the twins and so many children about all the time tires unconsciously. Mrs.Moore very kindly subs me, but "Ce n'est pas toi." Please write her a personal letter - that counts for so much with bodi farher and herself. Am glad thee had such a pleasant traveling companion over from Phila. It must be fine to get in touch with life once more. I am reading "Les Grandes Dames" - but really though it

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