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October 6, 1942

Mr. Chiura Obata
Utah Relocation Center
Block 5, Building 9, Apartment D
Topaz, Utah

Dear Mr. Obata:

It was pleasant to hear from you, by way of your letter of September 26, and pleasant to see again one of your characteristic sketches. Somehow, Topaz, Utah, looked rather good to me as I saw it through your inspired brush in the little sketch entitled "Glorious Dawn."

I marvel at the spirit with which you are meeting the difficulties of your new life, and I hope with all my heart that your return to us may not be long deferred.

If there is anything that Mrs. Sproul or I can do to aid you in the meantime, I hope that you will let us know. We remember your many kindnesses, and should like to reciprocate.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Sproul

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