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Mrs. Soule? Please give her my very best regards and tell her I have written my mother in this very mail. 
   It seems as though our good luck left with both of you. The departure from Sausalito was held up one day because of a leak which developed in the condenser. We lost half a day in a sou-easter on the way up, and now we lose another day repairing a break which occured in the piston of the flushing pump. I sincerely hope this will be our last delay, but one can never tell. Though not a Christian Scientist I am holding real good thoughts over the ALBATROSS to keep her up to the mark.
   Ehat did the doctors at the Naval Hospital have to say? And how is the "climate" in Washington?
   I would that I had Alvina here with me, for then we could both join in sending you our best regards and 'oodles of good luck.

                        Sincerely,
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