My dear Miss Gulliver
I shall be very glad to come June 14″ if you really want a layman to give the sermon. It is such a good occasion for securing the interest of a distinguished minister that it seems almost a pity to throw it away. I shall come if it seems best but shall be quite as happy if it seems better to have a clergyman.
I could make an estimate of $250.00 for the furniture of [page 2] the parlor which ought to provide a judicious admixture of the old and new, but the question of rugs of course can go up or down as one becomes oriental or not. This could save $50.00 or even $100.00 on the furniture and still have it very attractive. I shall be glad to do any thing I can about it -- a ↑"smallish"↓ fire place put into the chimney would be fine and add much to the furniture aspect. Could Miss Reynold's fire place be moved down and a simpler [page 3] one put in there. I don't remember what it is but have a hazy notion of some thing dark and rich.
Always faithfully yours
April 21″ 1903