3 July 1900.
I finish today with a line to you who feel as I do our great loss. I saw dear old Gussie about a fortnight ago when the Doctors had already given her up. She remained her bright cheerful self to the end which happily was painless. Today we buried her. Frankie (F.R.B.) who was I am glad to say able to come at the cost of two long night journeys will tell you how all who knew Gussie showed their esteem and affection.
It was very nice that Annie came to say Good Bye to her Aunt. What nice children you have got!
Rev Mother has written to Francis as I also have done. And I have sent the sad news to Eva. I hope she will reply kindly .
We are only four now. How strange that cancer should take off two within twelve months.
I am sorry to hear such poor accounts of your own health. At your age an African forest is not good. I hope you will be out of it soon.
Your affectionate brother,
F. Thos. Bergh. O.S.B.
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