My dear Mr Herrick
I am horrified to find that while I have been reading The Common Lot with so much genuine pleasure that I have not yet thanked the "kind Author" for the copy which he sent me.
May I tell you again how much I care for it. I wish that you [page 2] might know some of our finest people here and perform the same service for the artisan with his new line of temptations.
Always Faithfully yours
Oct. 20" 1904