Letter: Margaret Bancroft to Milton Bancroft, August 20, 1900

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After 5 days, return to JOS. T. MOORE, SANDY SPRING, MD.

SANDY SPRING AUG 22 2 PM 1900 MD.

Milton Bancroft Esq. 30 East 14th St.; New York City. N. Y.

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Norwood, Aug. 22nd, 1900. My dearie, Two [letters?] yesterday made me as gay as a [fall?] cricket but really when Lumer brought the mail yesterday morning my heart beat so violently that I felt as if it would hurtfull bounds, for if there had been no letter from this I could not have helped feeling very anxious. But there was one, and such a [dire?] one that my heart has been singing for very joy ever since. I am glad that I am [Farhir?] thought he would drop in at the Studio though he assumed me he would not when he left here he is a [liar?] man if ever there was one. This would have been amused at? a speech. [Slicla?] made [lalily?]. She and Clara were sitting in the [reving?] [talking?] when suddenly the latter remarked "What a big house this is, light when expensive ones, and hers she found the [Baediker?] for Mrs. Moore, if funds are too low pay no attention to any of my requests. All love Margie

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the children quarreling so perhaps it is not so bad - I have felt from her letters though that htey did not get on very well. I intended telling thee that I saw some [?] by Mr. Bruestle in "Harper's Weekly", but forgot it - glad thee met him.

I do hope thee can go to the Catskills - a little mountain [?] will do the good - thee has has no real change this Summer. Is it not fine that the boy is doing so well. I can picture him playing in the boat with the brokers oar. The will swim before many years have passed over his head. Ethel has just made the encouraging remark that the thinks it is "getting ready to be awful warm agin". I have heard fall sounds, and the meadow is a glory of garden [?] and iron [?]. Take care of thy health, and if heat comes again keep out of the Sun. I am always worrying for fear the will get hear prostration. Will thee get me a pair of side combs - not

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