Martinez, CaliforniaAug. 10, 1904.William Trout.Dear old friend:Your kind letter of Aug. 2d came yesterday laden with Meaford memories & auld lang syne in general, and with it came the draft that has given you so much trouble. This closing a transaction 40 years old, illustrating moral integrity & patience of a kind far from common in financial annals.The news of your coming to visit me is delightful. I have many visitors & thousands of friends, but those of the old days have for me an immortal charm wanting in others however high & honorable & flattering.Often & often I look
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