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[Right below] August 21, 1954
I [trust?] that I had better write and let you know that I am fine, and hope that this finds you enjoying good wealth and having a pleasant summer.
It was wonderful to see and talk with you after our service. You have certainly been an inspiration to me,
I hope that recent changes bring promise of a continuation and expansion of the program that is close to your want and has been for many
in Boston, she is wonderfull her cards and their accompanying messages are swell. I wonder if you know her, I am not sure but I have an Idea that she was a member of the Friends of Framingham
I have saved the two articles in the Christian Science Monitor, I felt they were very interesting and were quite favorable
Things are about the same here with me I go from day to day and all things considered I am doing very well.
I cant think of much more to say at this time so for now I will close with all best
I am glad that I joined the A.A. group here. a week ago Saturday Andy Johnson sat down beside me at the meeting and said he had been down to my town "Lynn" and had heard some people speak very well of me, and he left me feeling very good, he is a much liked person all over the New England area. especially by the men here.
I recieve a card and a nice little message once a month from [?] Campbell [?], she is the owner of the [Hikok?] Secretarial school
[Top right] August 27, 1954
Mr. Gene Budd Box 100 Charlestown 29, Mass.
I am about to go off for a vacation but I want to express appreciation for your letter of August 21st. I hope that your plans for relase will soon materialize. It is encouraging to know that people in your home town of Lynn speak very well of you.
Please thank the editor of the Mentor for a wonderfully fine article. I shall write myself as soon as I can. I received some other letter from the men which I shall also hope to answer as I value them very much. Please be my messenger and convey all my wishes to my friends at Charlestown.
Miriam Van Waters, Superintendent
State Prison File
September 25, 1954
I have delayed answering, your letter as you mentioned in it that you were about to leave for your vacation. I hope that you had a very pleasant vacation.
I conveyed your message to your many friends here all were happy to be remem bered, by you, and glad that you were going to have your vacation. The editor, of the [Monitor?] was pleased to receive your compliments on the Article.
I listen to your broad-