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Your confidential letter in handwrite was carefully destroyed, after having been carefully read. Its contents did not surprise me, since the situation outlined was in character. I have watched the actual game at Monte Carlo4 too often to under estimate that side of human nature. Logically, it is almost impossible to beat the bank: but it has been done. The excitement of trying keeps some fellows young until they pass seventy.
For my sins Tom Auld7 & wife8 have arrived in town. I would think they would refrain from bothering me. But not so. However, they won't get more than a few hours and a restaurant dinner out of me. The cleaners and packers are here stripping the apartment9 for summer.Affectionately Willie Mr. R. C. Cather1, First Savings Bank of Colusa, Colusa,3 California. NEW YORK N.Y.2 June 18 12.30 PM By Air Mail