A letter from Mary’s Mother, Flora MacKillop, to Mary, 20 March 1875
Yesterday I sent you a telegram as Uncle seemed surprised he had not heard from you. I felt so sure you had written that we feared your letter must have been lost. I hope the delay will be explained satisfactorily as Uncle has always been a good kind friend. I trust your health is improved the hot weather has been severe, but my dear child I fear you are overburdened and that your young life will be sacrificed before its time.