Former First Lady Frances Cleveland Reports Ailing Grover Cleveland is "Breaking Up Generally"Dear Doctor:
I have meant every day to send you a line to tell you that P.F. is getting on - though not very fast - he thinks. I stopped telegraphing when temperature, pulse & respiration became normal. He still has trouble with his gut, & thinks it very strange he does not get strong. He confided to me this morning that he guessed it was a general breaking up! People who are "breaking up" generally go through pneumonia just that way I suppose! He has been shaved & he sat up a good deal yesterday. Dr Wickoff [sic: Wyckoff] has been quite ill and is not out yet.
I did so enjoy seeing Florence Saturday, & I am looking forward to a visit from her, if we ever get settled down again.
When P.F. gets "around" I shall be in town to go up to 46th St[.] to look you all over.
Love to all,
Affectionately & Gratefully
FRANCES F. CLEVELAND.
4 Dec. 1901.