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[[letterhead, printed in blue]]
[[United States Coast Guard crest]]
[[/letterhead printing]]

Jacob Lawrence
St. M. 3/c (1021-097)

Dear Mrs. Halpert,
   How are you? I recieved your letter and was very glad to hear that you had made a few sales for me. I recieved the check from the Whitney Museum for the picture "Tomestones" which they purchased.
   Although I am working steadily it will probably be several months before you recieve any work from me. I am doing some drawings on the south. They are being done in pen and ink. I have not decided as yet if I will do them in color or leave them as they are. Although I would like to do some paintings on the Coast Guard, I am afraid I will not
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