St. Francis de Sales’ Church,
4625 Springfield Ave. Philadelphia, 10 Febr. 1913.
(For Mother Beatrix)
Dear Sister Teresa:
I thank Rev. Mother Prioress and you for your kindness in asking me to the funeral of your dear Mother Gertrude. I consulted with others to ascertain if I could possibly attend it (as I should like to) and make a train for Virginia on which I am obliged to go this morning. But unfortunately if I were to go to Oak Lane, I would miss this train.
I give Rev. Mother Prioress, you and your Sisters my heartfelt sympathy in your bereavement and I pray God to console you.
I will remember Mother Gertrude and all of you in my Masses.
Very sincerely in Xt.