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I feel awfully guilty not to have written you at all for so long, but Mary Virginia4 could tell you that I have been so hard driven by supposedly agreeable things that I don't know whether I'll ever get time to write any more books. I do manage to write to your father5 from time to time, because he is putting up such a plucky fight.6
Now, my dear, I am coming up to your Commencement, though it is a rather hard pull to get there. It will please your father to have me go to your Commencement, and I know your grandmother7 would want me to be there. Miss Lewis8 and I will be staying at the College Inn in South Hadley9, where rooms have been reserved for us in the name of Edith Lewis and friend. We will probably arrive Friday evening. On Saturday night we will probably dine with Mr. and Mrs. Whicher10 in Amherst11, and Mrs. Whicher has asked me to bring you along with us. I hope you have no other engagement for that evening and can come with us. So far, we have not made any further plans, but I want to see as much of you as I can during the three days we are there. South Hadley is a good way off, but the rooms in the nearer hotels were all taken.
I do hope you will enjoy your Commencement, my dear, and do not hesitate to let me know if I can in any way add to your enjoyment of it.With my love, W. S. C.
I am enclosing a small check by way of a graduation present to you, my dear.Miss Virginia Cather,1 Baldwin House, Northampton,3 Massachusetts. NEW YORK, N.Y. STA Y2 MAY 23 193324 1 PM