Letter: Margaret Bancroft to Milton Bancroft, August 13, 1900

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Milton Bancroft 30 East 14th St New York City N.Y

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Norwood August 13th, 1900

My dearest - After days of the most intense heat I have ever experienced in my life there was a slight let up last night, and today, though warm, is bearable. I am so thankful for thee that the heat has broken before thee returned to N.Y. I am waiting for a letter from thee today or tomorrow telling about Long Island - I rather feel that thee may have found some spot there on which we might live. It would be very pleasant to be near the water. Absolutely nothing going on down here - the heat has made movement impossible, and we have not dared put our hwads outside the house until after the sun was well down.

[Margin] My love for thee Margie

I have been so thankful that he is out of this heat. I really think it would have made him sick, but shall be so glad to have him home again. Dear little fellow. I suppose you two will travel down together, and then my cup will be full of happiness for a few weeks anyhow. Don't say any thing about it but Mrs. M. has the Italian bee in her bonnet for next year, and she will get there mark my words, dear; although she has said she will never leave Father again for so long, that will be forgotten, and you will see her tripping gayly off about next Apr. She is better today, has been really wretched

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Tom is up for a day or two - he finds the weather quite "reasonable" - glad somebody does. He has a friend with him Capt. Webster U.S.A. - just home from China.

Father begins not to talk as though he thought the Republicans would haave to make a stiff fight to win. He has gone to play whist this morning - "quel enthousiasme". The Signs are still up at the crossroads - perhaps the vandals have concluded to let them alone or are only lying low.

Dr. Elbrey loaned me one of the series in "Les Contemporains" - such a scathing life of Lola Montes - by the way has not thee always understood that Stevenson's wife was [page 2] her daughter? Mrs. Moore thinks it impossible, but I am sure Miss Rodham herself told me, and when she makes a statement it is apt to be exact. Please make another try for the tirage when thee has time, and do go some evening to see Aunt Mary, 244 E. 13th.

It seems many days since thee went away - how much longer must this life go on - courage Margie.

I found thy short pencil, and have it put away for thee. I hear very little of Jean - three postals in the two weeks seems meagre news but doubtless Sister thinks she has written very often.

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