Zero Hamline Minn.
Ther[mometer] has gone up. Dec. 11th 1887.
My dearest Jule,
There is such a dearth of news this time that I hardly know how I am going to write a letter, and I must say I dont [sic] feel much in the mood for it when I know there is nothing to tell, that is worth telling, and that my letter cant [sic] be anything but stupid. I was very glad you sent the Josef Hofmann program that astonishes me more than ever, to think of his playing that Beethoven Concerto. I asked Mr. Morse about him yesterday, he says he has know of him for a year, and that the
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