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U. S. S. ALBATROSS Sausalido, Calif., Oct. 12, 1914. Dear Mr. Cobb: For all you have heard from me, we have had the same fate as the "Frances H. Leggett". Our leave-taking was very abrupt, I know, and, though I was as anxious as any to get back to "Califrisco", I am downright sorry we didn't stay over just that extra night to make at least the right kind of farewe[[strikout]]/a [[/Strikeout]]ll. Please convey my apologies to Mrs. Cobb, and to her sister. I have told Alvina about all of you, and I do hope we can meet some day. That reminds me of the Indian-rugs. As much as I want them, I'm afraid we shall have to forego that pleasure at present. She has an ebony-cased grand, and tells me she must have plain-colored rugs to match it. So, as is proper with the "henpecked", I'm voting plain rugs, too. But I shall not forget your sister-in-law's kind offer, as I doubtless shall enlist her kind offices in the not-distant future. We got track of the "doings" of the Eillah May". She made two trips, financed by the W. A. Hammond Lumber Co. -- why, I don't know. On the first trip, she lost her gear and was forced to return to Frisco to refit. On the second, the one I previously wrote you about, her catch was less than 6000 lbs. of halibut, which in the smash-up on he beach was spoiled by the bursting oil tank
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