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 Letter to Myrtle from Henry McNutt, Astoria, L.L. NY. [Dec. 30, 1916]

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soon be dead. This is the last time I will ever mention this subject to you. If you do not care whether it loves or dies just let it alone and it will soon be dead and dead forever. After you pass from my heart remember you can't ever enter again, for I will close and bar it against you so it is impossible for you to enter again. I will forget you and you will be just a simple cousin.

So my dear little girl I leave it to you. keep it burning or let it die. Which shall it be? Are you sure you don't care if it dies my dear my love would have died long ago, but I still believe you cared a little for me and I still think so. I think if you love me just a little bit, a little more than a cousin's love. Now really don't you? There are a number of girls I could love, but I kept them out because I thought you cared. So if you dont I will open up my heart to them and if they want to stay alright. Myrtle dear you may not realize it now, but some day you will know the value of a true love like mine. It is worth a lot to have a love like I have had for you and you will realize it some day if not now.

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 Letter to Myrtle from Henry McNutt, Astoria, L.L. NY. [Dec. 30, 1916]

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