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LAURIER HOUSE, OTTAWA.

October 20th 1937.

My dear J.B.

I have just received this copy of the American edition of 'Augustus', which carries your name, your initials, and your inscription. That this latter should be linked with the former, the last with the first, makes me prouder and happier than words can express. I am too deeply moved by this expression of

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your friendship, and the friendship it expresses, to wish myself to say a word about it. I can only thank you, thank you for this gift of this child of your mind, this gift of so much of yourself; this I do, as you well know, from the bottom of my heart.

How delightful to receive a first copy of the 'American' edition, on the day of the arrival of our guest, the Secretary of State of the United States! With gratitude and affection believe me ever, Your friend, Rex

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