Dear Mr. Pulitzer:

It was very kind of you to send me Mr. Stokes' encouraging letter and I thank you am grateful.

Last evening I received the following telegram from the John Day Co., publishers: Having seen Considering the great probability that the President made [?] statements in his book that the Powers above the President wish to suppress, I am wondering if I am bound by in any way bound by honor to return the book without first examining it. compare the statements I feel almost sure that Very likely something of importance would be revealed by comparing the suppressed edition with the published edition.

I am writing you Will you please If you should am askingfor your advice "Will you please advise me?"

With kind thoughts

I should like to feel free to make the comparison I suggest, It could be done Yet yet it could be done in such a way that I alone should be responsible for the act.

With kind thoughts