136 ASTOR STREET
Dear J. Lathrop
Will it be possible for you to go to Washington with us next Saturday.
You know, do you not, that Mr Brush reserved your [section] in a room at The New Willard? We both hope very sincerely, with me certainly I am hoping with my whole heart, that you will decide to go.
The first awful week [illegible] [page 2] to be gotten through with and I am sure you would find your traveling companions tender and considerate. Do please come, if you can. I am going back to H. H. tomorrow, you will let me know of course if there is any thing in the world that we can do. Always devotedly yours
Jan'y 15" 1909