July 30, 1913
From: William A Gray
To: Ruth (Barrell) Gray, % Mary H Reynolds, Petersburg, Rensselaer Co, NY
My dearest Ruthy:
Can only write you a few lines at this time, but as I am going on the annual Printers
outing will have no opportunity to write later in the day so I want to get a few words off to
you so you will have it tomorrow.
Was in Philadelphia yesterday, consequently didn’t get your letter, written Monday
until this morning. Glad all is well and the children are improving. Will bring you a duster —
probably a new one.
After business in Philadelphia and almost melted from terrible heat, went out to
Minnies. Saw Mother and had dinner there. A heavy thunder storm cooled things off
somewhat but arriving home (Newark) about 11:45 I found it pretty hot and sleeping
difficult. Will write you a long letter tomorrow. In meantime much love and many kisses to