Jan 23, 1923
My Dearest Florence,
Hurrah and cheers for ever. Your exams are over, old Dear. I sure know how you feel. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling that you have. My heart and soul is with you. I just know you will come out on top. You cannot help but to.
I thought I would write you today so I will have have to make speed as it will not be long before tomorrow. Not many minutes. I received your most wonderful letter this afternoon. A boy was over here in my room and we were translating Spanish. I was half through and a boy brought in your letter. I immediately stopped and let my mind feast on your most extraordinary and very muchly appreciated manuscript. You cannot realize how glad I am to get those and how I look forward to the next one and when I will get to see you again. I cannot help it Dear. It’s just your ways, I suppose. It makes the world so much better to live in when you have such a Dear Friend. Things are so much happier and since I have known you, I have had such a wonderful time. I have known many girls but none like you Dear. I have done with others but Florence my Dearest I have never cared for another like you. I must not try to say more my vocabulary is limited tonite and words will not flow as fluently as I would like them to. So wishing you all the luck in the world. I will have to close & go to depths of slumber. 11:30 pm
P.S. How about not getting hard boiled on the phone, Florence. I was merely joking with you. You did not understand me, I am sure. But if I said anything to offend you, I did not mean to. Laugh and the world laughs with you. Ha Ha