Tom [Guild] to Katherine Fletcher, 1887 December 10
Please excuse me for writing to you this morning, but you see I happened to think that perhaps you might have thought that I meant all I said the other day about "lecturing"
Now Katie, you did'nt did you?
You know that I enjoy seeing
Ober taken in as much as any-one, and I think it will do the boy good.
I did'nt know too, but that you understood from what I said that I did'nt think you ought to go with him, but I assure you I did not inten to carry that meaning.
A person wants to enjoy ones-self, and I can't see the use of always staying at home and trying to be good.
Now, you will forgive me for what I said to you, wont you?
I am going down and ask Bessie to go coasting
sometime this forenoon my guess
I'll ask her to be post-mistress to-day.
Did'nt you think that the C's did well last evening?
Please don't let Bess or any-one else know any thing about this,
Yours in haste,Tom.
Miss Katie Fletcher
Nov. 11, 1888. Once was lost but was found to-day where it was hidden a year ago. In history