John G. Manuel
20pleasure to watch the familiar stars, come up and cross overhead, and if out in the evening I always look up and get a wish from them. Now I will gather together the enclosures, and post card, and hope you will be spared to write us many more delightful articles. With best wishes, too, for continued pilgrimages into the open.Yours very trulyJohn G. Manuel17I trust you will not be bored with this rambling screed, but I just had to write to tell you that there is at least one Scot who treasures your articles, and may I say that the last one is just as interesting as the first. I began this letter two nights ago, and in the interim I have received from a literary friend a most interesting clipping from the Transcript. From it I learn that on the 21st inst, you will pass the 75th milestone of the pilgrimage. There are very few in these United States, hailing from the old town that "stands red and royal in the sun", that will write you on your anniversary. So, as a fellow townsman, I send you my hearty congratulations on the day, and may you be spared to see as many as you care to. I feel honoured,
1913 Apr 8
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