Wm. Dudley Foulke, Fouke, William Dudley Richmond, Indiana May 3, 1901
May 3rd 1901
My dear Mrs Sewall
I am sure you knew even without my telling you, how much I am interested in the work of the council and of the excellent [showing?] indicated by your memorandum. I am at present however engaged in a pretty hard job myself, which requires not [ly?] a good deal of time but also quite a large expenditure of money not [ly?] the task of keeping the reform of the Civil Service currently from slipping back, but even from remaining stationary I am in hopes of seeing a forward movement in the near future as the result of some very hard work we are doing now I have spent all of last month in [?] in this week and I feel [awash?] in view of what seems to me the [?] influence if it, I ? dont sell my present ? & all the money I can afford to share, to that alone and it is with quiet regret that I have to say I do not feel able to help you
On my return home I find Mrs. Foulke has fallen back again in health. She has recieved your letters but is not well enough to answer this personally at present nor to [?] the
a pretty hard job myself, which requires ? ? a good deal of time but also ? a large exhibition of ? manely the etask of keeping the reform of the Civil Service not only from slipping back but even from remaining stationary I am in hopes of seeing a forward ? in the near future as the ? of some very hard work we are doing now I have
work [returned?] in them, but she has asked Mrs Augusta Mering who is new President of the Social Council to give the matter her attention. She asks me to send her love she was [ally?] better until just recently when she had another set back.
I remain your friend Wm Dudley Foulke