Mowbray House, Norfolk Street, Strand, London, W. C., February 4 1905
My dear Friend,
I am more grieved than words can say. But my health has broken down and I am ordered to take a sea voyage to the Cape to get it up again.
This means an absence of 10 weeks. I have had to stop the Daily Paper.
I write to assure you that your contract still holds good till June 30.
I hope that you may be able to write something for the Review each month.
But until the end of June your cheque is all right & you will I am sure do what you can.
Forgive me & pity me