Dear Sterling:—

A bully long letter from you, which I shall answer soon. Just now I have time only to say that I'm sending a chap to you and that you needn't spend much time on him. He's a hero-worshipper & wants a look at you. Don't scare him, and don't regard him as a minister [plenipotentiary?] (!) from me — that is, as to my views of things. I like him, however. Be a nice purring lion — give him a fine memory, Old Scout!

Always yours,


Got a hell of a sore finger & can scarcely scribble. (Bully swimming + fishin' here — love of a place!)

Kindest regards to Mrs. T. She does me too much honor.