Charles Walter Carruth
been so kind as to preserve the booklet you will honor me by placing these additional leaves therein. Although I have reached to age of 38 years, I had written nothing until the past autumn, because, while I was a great lover of poetry, and have my head filled with the choice productions of others, I never found voice for my fancies. Do not really know what started me to writing after the ma[illegible] of me had begun to whiter. Should I have the presumption to come up to Martinez for the purpose of making your acquaintance, sometime, I trust that you would not set the dogs upon Your sincere admirerCharles Walter Carruth01685
1893 Jun 19
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