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50 Church Street New York May 31st, 1911 My dear Jack I duly received your letter of the 10th inst, enclosing receipt, for which I thank you. Green wrote me last week. He seems somewhat put out at my suggesting that ge gave away my confidences, and would like to know where I gleaned my information. Needless to say he will have to do some tall guessing before he locates any information on the subject. By his letter I see that he od coming back to the States. I wrote him some time since offering him some good advice regarding where to locate. Over here any man with his health can make a living, but it is not everywhere where a wife can live. Let me qualify these points., If Green was not married it would not matter where he located, as he could live, but his earning power being limited, it would be impossible for him to earn sufficient to support a wife in New York. Now if he struck out for some of the younger sections, as I suggested to him, where wages are higher and living cheaper, you can see where the benefit would come in. He however is coming via new York, which spells that he will waste just double of his limited means, and be none the better off. Advice is a very thankless commodity, and is only appreciated when paid for. Regarding my putting in a claim against the Estate for rents collected from the Post Office which I was entitled to etc., I would never think of making a claim now, Jack; I left the profit rent of the Post office to your mother when I left home, and at her death it was supposed to go to the house, but directly to for the benefit of Lil May Gordon and Hugh, their cloths etc. If my trust was abused I am not at fault; but to enter a claim against the estate now, no matter how legitimate the claim may be, is foreign to my caliber Jack. I shall however mention the matter to the others for their edification. I suppose when Green reaches here I will hear lots of stories, but he mays well spare himself the trouble, a I am a past master on lending my ears to tales of or on any one, for this reason I seem to be in bad graces with some of the family; but even that wont hurt me, I must close to catch mail. With best regards to your circle, I am, as ever Affectionately yours Richard W Long P.S. If your father-in-law is still living, heartily remember me to him. R.W.L.
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