P.O. Dept., Ottawa,
My dear Lighthall,
I am much obliged to you for your kind words and for the poems,1 which I have read with pleasure. They are full of sincerity and humanity two rare qualities. I am glad to see that you do not succumb to the Law. I hope that you may succeed in doing something satisfactory with your novel2 which was certainly a heroic undertaking for one burdened as you must be with business and business cares.
Give my best regards to Mrs. Lighthall.