S. Hall Young
6Beardslee, Commander of the Pacific Squadron, asking for an endorsement. I directed to Flagship Philadelphia, Mare Island, Cal. If the Philadelphia is lying there, perhaps a visit from you to the Admiral would be opportune. I know he thinks a good deal of you. If you know any other "strings to pull", pull them. Have all endorsements or petitions addressed to the Pres. & sent to me here.Your book is a delight. Many thanks for it. The other never reached me. And as to the "litany of letters" I do not think that I failed to answer any that I received except the last one red'd in 1890, & the two rec'd last summer. But that was bad enough, & I have no adequate excuse. But I will not repeat the lame explanation of my last letter. I shall look eagerly for the article in the Century about you & Stickine. I am glad if my sketch was7helpful. Certainly, publish it if you wish; - use it in any way you desire; - take any liberties with it.I am sorry to say we never did a picture of Stickine. He lived before the day of the Alaska Camera Fiend. Mrs Young got him a present from Mr Healy, that Irish miner who lived in a cottage up the beach towards the Presbyterian Mission in Sitka.Wait for me to go with you to Yakutat; and we must not slight [Lituya?] on the way.You seem to think that you were to blame in some degree for my accident. My dear fellow, what an idea! There is no blame about it. It is one of my richest & most precious experiences; I am thankful all through for it - pain & all. And as to your conduct through it all: I do not know of anything more heroic or sublimely self-forgetful in all the range of my reading.02257
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