Dearest Comrade:

I'm on another trip and have been travelling fast. Am a bit weary, of course; but not too much so, as you can see, to write you. How I wish it could be talk & not writing, for I want to feel you close again. I have had some unusual distractions, which account for my neglect of the book. I'm ready to believe its bully & a casual examination yields many fine promises.

When I get back in November from this trip, I'll plunge in & read the book carefully if I'm not wiped out by 14 engagements & much travel. Of course, I'll not be wiped out.

Comrade, The Song of the Messiah is beautiful & good. I have a mind to dedicate it to you! (How about this?) For there is a deep goodness in you that has meant so much to me and shall continue to mean much.

The American Scholar (Phi Beta Kappa official magazine, very select) has been asking to publish some of the Messiah, saying that Dr. Canby urged it. Why? I don't know. I'm not interested at all.

Comrade, after the Messiah only. Jed Smith will remain to be written & then my dream will have been materialized. It will all come true, I know. I do wish you could be happy. But you are a fine spirit, & they feel too much.

Love always,

Hotel St. Charles
St. Charles, Mo.
SAIN[?]ARLES OCT 17 11 AM MO. 1932


Dr. Julius T. House New River State College Montgomery West Virginia