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February 11th, 1938

Dear Leslie:

Many thanks for your letter of February 8th which I received this morning.

I had sent you yesterday a telegram telling you that I definitely would arrive on February 18th on the Orange Blossom, and hope you can somehow manage to let me have a room in your hotel.  I would dislike to go somewhere else, as the Colonial always had such a cozy and comfortable atmosphere.  I note what you write me about the price and leave it up to you, as I know you will do the best you can for me.

I am terribly glad you like Burton Plumb who really is one of the nicest fellows I know; likewise Hubert le Jeune.  I just had lunch with him--a two hour seance.  He demonstrated his sojourn in Miami on hand of photographs, and I must say he has done very well for himself.  I really hardly can wait to hear all the tales.

It is too bad that none of you can give me Grant's address, as naturally I would have liked to see him.

By-the-by, a package containing my dinner jacket and another coat will be sent to the Miami-Colonial Hotel in my name to be held for my arrival.  I would be grateful if you would kindly instruct your staff in charge to look out for the package and hold it for me.

Everything else verbally, old boy!  Be sure to set sufficient time aside to have an A-1 dish.  My love to Mary and a smack to the son and heir.

As always,

Leslie Buswell, Esq.
Miami-Colonial Hotel
Miami, Florida

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