aching bones, I have to write lots more today, and I will find some booklets for you that no print [illegible] hands ever shall turn into halftones. They are only for soul that are deep and still as mountain lakes and that defend the [illegible] and pinnacles against civilization (socalled). They will reach you when I can get then out, and I trust I will be able to get then to you a week hence, when they-forgive my thought-may be to you, what your messages were to me: my [illegible] for tomorrow.Dont you feel like I do, that the passing of coin taints, or at least affects our most noble deeds ?How glad I am that we made such lucky investment when, twelve years ago, we invested in lots for a home where no structure can take the view from us an the eye sweeps from [illegible] Island to San Rnfael, and wide out into the Seven Seas. That is medicine for sick and well alike.I wish for the day that I car see face to face the men whom our child will love. If fate decides different, make free to pat on the back the young sapling who may tramp "Contra cost" some day when he grows up.Messages like -yours smell of the woods and discount drugs,Sincerely yours[illegible]
1902 Sep 20
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