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I think as you do that she has had a quarrel with this lover of his and is taking this step to forget him. She seems to care more for me than the rest of you and wants John to bring me to see her in Aug or Sept. She thinks a great deal of Mr Head and he her. He wrote her a letter also in regards to her coming home. It would be no use for any one to try and see her for she would not see them & I doubt if she would be allowed.
Edith, I am delighted to learn of you enjoying yourself so and eat lots of the good things and get real fat for dear you know when I last saw you, you were only a shadow. Now the next time I want to see you big as Aunt Sade [Sadie]. Last Sept, I weighed 162. Now I weigh [[struck text]: 130]] 130 or 129, but I am still a good size and well now of
Cleveland, Ohio Mar. 2, 99. 
My dear Sister: --
Mother received your dear letter yesterday and I also received one from Mabelle and two others forms. " [Mabelle] wrote such a sweet long interesting letter. I enjoyed it so much. I answered at once telling her every thing that would interest her and beging [begging] of her to come home. The poor girl. What does she mean? She says she is happy & that it was one of her choices to do this. I may enclose it. I have did as you have, dear, cryed [cried] every [ever] since I heard of it. You know she left her [wheel?] forms, but I told her I never could enjoy it without her at home.
[mc?] when I had [thypoid?] made into a switch, for your baby's hair don't grow and is so thin. Mother says I have told everything so she won't write this time. But, precious, don't you worry any more for Mabel will have her own way. We can only hope, wait & pray that she may turn home. Yet if not, that she will be happy.
May God's richst [richest] Blessing [illegible] over you and guide you from day to day. Is the wish & prayer of your Jane. Good by.
Sister " I forgot to tell you that we received your lovely box of shells but were broken & the big crab in three pieces. I am so grieved over it. The cur leaf is growing. I put it in the curtain and air plant is growing nicely to [too]. Thank you many times Honey? We prize these greatly. We are having muddy & [warm?] weather.
[Jade?] expects me out today but I am going in the morning and stay till Saturday. I am having my hair that you cut off for
freinds. Then I am coming back and John is coming up in Aug or Sept. I receive a letter from him every day, sometimes two. They are from 8 to 17 pages, always.
Sorry indeed to learn of poor Blanche Lee sorrow. Poor girl.
By the way, how are you and Mr. Knight geting [getting] along, and when is it coming off? Remember me to him just for fun, will you? And how is that St Louis fellow you told me to write to? Give me his add [address] and see if I don't. You introduce us first though.
I like the South, and the colored people I miss greatly to wait on me.
We put some things to eat in Mabel's trunk: apples, candy, crackers, etc.