MANUSCRIPT: HCL (L 41). Ink.
PUBLICATION: FN 85.
The note may have accompanied flowers sent to Mrs. Jenkins on some occasion when a sister was visiting her. The handwrigin places it about this time. During 1877, and perhaps before, Lavinia suffered a "singular illness" (see letter no. 525) for which evidently the ministrations of a sympathetic pastor's wife were more effective than those of a physician. The note was certainly written before the Jenkinses left Amherst in May 1877.
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