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Elizabeth's father writes about how much he misses her, and is looking forward to seeing her over Thanksgiving. He writes about seeing Mr. and Mrs. Lymmes, and their attendance at church and hearing one of Dr. Calkins' sermons.
Elizabeth's stepmother writes about their journey home to Newton Center from Washington D.C. She writes that they should try to be noble Christian women, and talks about a play they saw recently. She reports the death of a friend of theirs, and asks if Elizabeth recieved the handkerchiefs she sent; she is impressed at how much Elizabeth remembers and writes about in her letters.
Elizabeth's stepmother thinks how different her Sunday routine is from how it was when she was young. She writes that an artist friend of theirs is going to Paris to study. Mamma was advised to write a book by a woman she met in Washington, though she has no intention of doing so.
Elizabeth's stepmother updates Elizabeth on members of their family and various happenings at home, including a sermon by Dr. Calkins about children's membership in the Church. She asks if Elizabeth saw the eclipse the other night.
Elizabeth's stepmother chides her for not taking more rest during her vacation. She speculates about Elizabeth's future after graduating from Smith, and talks about Elizabeth's planned trip to England in the summer. She also writes about tablecloths, music, a preacher at church, and various other updates on people and happenings at home.