JL 397, JP 1251
ink, two leaves (four pages) plus second sheet torn at left
watermark/embossment: Y, A Pirie & Sons, 1871, embossed
20 x 13 cm.
folded in thirds
FF 232-233. Greatly exaggerated crossing of "T's," as well as extravagant spacing. This and the earlier letter written when Susan and the children were in Swampscott indicates that Emily and Sue were in the habit of having coffee together. Susan is now visiting her sister Martha Smith at Geneva, New York, as she did most autumns. In the quotation, Dickinson paraphrases "I the Lord thy God am a jealous God" (Exodus 20:5).
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