Mar 3, 1922.
The news of Miss Mackintosh's death has just come to me from Vida. Nobody had told me. Of course I should have written to you, to tell you that I understand perfectly that it is an irreparable loss. At our age nothing can ever make up for the loss of a friend of such tried ↑& intimate↓ standing. Religion and belief in the communion of saints can console us. That is all. [page 2]
If Mrs. Lillie should be taken away from me I should expect to go on with all that tract of my life vacant, -- except as God filled it with Himself. And so, of course, must it be with you. But I am glad you have so many good friends who love you. And it is consoling to know that you are going to live with some of them and not [page 3] with strangers. I feel very tenderly for you. God bless you; and sometimes say a prayer for your devoted