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June 29. Heard to my sorrow of the death of delightful Sarah Whitman. Wrote a little screed for ‘Woman's Journal’ which I sent... .”

In early July, she went to Concord for a memorial meeting in honor of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

July 11. .... Alice Blackwell, some days ago, wrote beseeching me to write to President Roosevelt, begging him to do something for the Armenians. I said to myself, ‘No, I won't; I am too tired and have done enough.’ Yesterday's sermon gave me a spur, and this morning I have writ the President a long letter, to the effect desired. God grant that it may have some result!”

July 17. I despaired of being able to write a poem as requested for the Kansas semi-centennial celebration in October, but one line came to me: ‘Sing us a song of the grand old time ’ and the rest followed .. .”

“This poem is printed in At Sunset.

July 21. Writ ... to Mrs. Martha J. Hosmer, of Rock Point, Oregon, who wrote me a kindly meant letter, exhorting me to ‘seek the truth and live,’ and to write to a Mrs. Helen Wilman, eighty-five years old and the possessor of some wonderful knowledge which will help me to renew my youth....”

September 25. I could not go to church to-day, fearing to increase my cold, and not wishing to leave my dear family, so rarely united now. Have been reading Abbe Loisy's Autour d'un petit Livre, which is an apologetic vindication of his work LaEvangile et laEglise, which has been put upon the Index [Expurgatorius]. I feel sensibly all differences between ”

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