Sept 3d 1902
My dear Alice
It will be delightful to have Marcet for Thanksgiving and of course she understands that we will expect her very often. You are very kind to want me to have a pedastal. I have been hoping to get one [page 2] for a long time as the bust is much too crowded on the mantle. I will very gladly see to it, so that it may be delivered on Saturday. I hope you will decide to come to see us when you come up to Rockford, it is such a near & easy trip. We have our first Woman's Club meeting this afternoon and I am interrupted by so many callers that I will give up a longer letter -- With love to you both always & [your loving sister] J.A.