letters from dickinson to william s. jackson

mid-August 1885

I take the Hand of Mr Bowles to express my sympathy for my grieved Friend, and to ask him when all sorrow will allow, if he will tell me a very little of her Life's close? She said in a Note of a few months since, "I am absolutely well."

I next knew of her death. Excuse me for disturbing you in so deep an hour.

Bereavement is my only plea.


E. Dickinson.

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