Forest Hill, June 25, 1878

My Dear Fanny:

This morning while

out rowing, we all came near

being drowned. Brother Ed, in

trying to take a stick from Tom

Reed, tripped and fell out of the

boat. Papa and Mamma caught

at him to save him, and before

we knew it we were all in the

water. The boat upset and how

we were all saved I can hardly

tell. A man in another boat

which was near, picked us up.

Had it not been for this, you

would today have no cousin.

Mary Rose.

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