A.L.S. April 25, 1891. Mrs. Chattie Beall to Mrs. Emily McKinstry Chapin. West Point [MS]. 4pp.)
West Point Miss
April 25 -91"
My Dear Mrs. Chapin-"
The mournful duty has been assigned to me of imparting to you the distressing tidings of the dreadful calamity that has befallen you & us in the hopeless illness of Mrs. Gerdine She [is] stricken with paralysis- the entire left side being helpless. Her health has been declining for months but she attributed it altogether to the grippe. & it may
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