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Home, Thursday morning before breakfast, June 1.

My dear Francis

Your letter of May 29, came last evening, last delivery. I return Cadman's letter. I think you had better write a kind & friendly letter to him, for he feels deeply hurt and you will feel happy to be generous toward him. I do not think that Cadman has willfully given out any exaggerated idea of his work. You & I both know that the papers never get anything straight. They repeat with embellishments whatever will make a sensation  People do not get things straight  I am constantly having that trouble. Only the other day I was introduced as "a Fellow of Harvard"! I should be ashamed if anyone thought that I said I was. So I think that people jump at any little thing, as they did with Cadman. The name "Saucy Calf" caught & so the story grew. Cadman is of a temprement that naturally lays him open to trouble of this kind, he is imaginative & his thought moves on musical lines, not on mere facts. So my dear Francis be generous to him. I truly thinks he means well & tries to give full credit. You & I will be the happiest to make him happy again. I'm so sorry it has happened.

Thanks for the acct. of the Waxobe. I shall put it
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