It is with the utmost happiness that I learn of your safe return to civilation and to the friends who love you.
No one in the world has been more keenly interested in your flight than have I.
I witnessed your first air flight, in a hydro-airplane with the late Silas Christoffersen at San Francisco March 26t 1913. At that time I remember you purchased the flying boats from Mr. Christofferson for your contemplated trip to the north Pole the following year.
Would you please send me one of your autographed photos?
My hearty good wishes to you and to Lincoln Ellsworth