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Home Jan'y 28. 1911 Evening

My dear Francis

I am distressed by not receiving any word from you concerning this short chapter on 'Language' I mailed to you last Sunday evening.

I have held off Mr. Gurley until Monday being sure that one of the mails today would bring me a letter. I do not want to send this Chapter in without word from you - but if I get nothing on Monday morning I shall be obliged to do so.

The Chapter that was wanted was to be a broad statement, merely to show to what linguistic group the Omaha belonged.  and a few salient points.  To treat the language, so as to publish a real study of it, would require a hundred pages or more-  what I wrote was general- and aimed to give a