My dear Alice
I find that I will have to go to Springfield on Tuesday -- the Child Labor bill comes up before the Senate Committee and I really can't get out of going.
I will be back Wednesday morning at seven and have made the appointment with Dr Favill for Wednesday afternoon.
I am terribly sorry to be away, but there seems to be no way out. I speak in Albion Mich. Monday evening, getting into Chicago at 7.40 a.m. [page 2] take the 9 o'clock train to Springfield arriving there at 2.50, [to] appear before the Senate Committee at three and get back in the morning. That will still give us Wednesday free -- and you [still] have Tuesday evening and night with Laura and Sarah.
I am so glad that Marcet is better [although] a little sorry to have you give up the Pacific trip. With love to her and yourself, Always your loving sister,
Feby 27" 1903