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My Dear Miss [Hartzell], My- oh my how I miss you! It seems weeks instead of hours since I watched that hack drive off in the snow, rain & slush with that dear face at the window. I went back to bed and found ["Chi?ie"?] weeping also. After he went to sleep I was dozing off when a low [expulsheal?] voice on the other side of the room whispered "Miss Hartzell. I told her you
were gone. Mr Clements and Wallace had breakfast together. but Betty waited and had hers on a chair beside my bed. While I ate mine as [Jamie?] was fussy. [Anne?] tried her hand at burping him. I really think he missed you. I could not put him to either smile or talk all day. He either slept or fretted. I got up before tea and then while [Jamie?] slept a little I put the rooms sort of to rights. that is the library
Mr Clement's room. I was just finishing, it was after eleven. When Mrs Perry came in, she just insisted upon making the beds in my room and bathed the baby. I had him just dressed when Lena appeared. It was twelve o'c. Lena is fairly satisfactory But a great change from the sweet, kind, unselfish com panion I have had all these weeks. I can tell you I am lonesome. I had no appettite yesterday and I just felt sick over your being in Detroit such awful matter
especially after Mrs Perry told me she thought Miss Gerard was still in Bay City. I am very anxious to know if such is the case. I hope you have [omitted?] if such is the case. I have an opinion on the subject which will not look [small?] on paper if you had to find your way around. D. alone. I will feel, [small] to say the least not pleased. Do you know you left a five dollar bill and two pennies under the pin cushion on my dresser. Mr Clements tried to persuade [?] it was
a present you had left for him. Such did not succeed. It was such a mean day yesterday. No one was in but just now I see Mrs MacDonell hieing hither. Well Mrs MacDonell came in and staid until supper time. So I make a start to [nite?] a little [more] here in the Library while Mr Clements reads. Last night Jamie and Lena slept in the nursery - he in his bassinet and he seemed to like it.