Geo de Forest Brush has just been here, so jolly and affectionate that I felt as if we had been boon companions from our earliest years. I took tea with the Boks and had callers [in] ever since we came back from lunch which the Lady has doubtless told you about -- and [am] ready to turn in early. Your letter has just come with the clippings about the strike [page 2] isn't it hard to bear?
I am getting a little anxious about my Providence paper and [aim?] to buckle down. I think I won't write to A Hamilton about the H. H. matter but wait until I see her. I do hope she takes it. Your poor back sounds quite delicate. Bless you darling always yrs J. A.