1902 July 3. J[acob] A. Riis ALS to [Elgin R. L. Gould]; s.l.
Health and disposition problems: "I suppose it is because I must not smoke." "Meanwhile I have lots of literary work to do as soon as I get my head … back to do it with." Would go to a log house in the Canadian woods to write, but he hasn't the strength to go far. Thoughts of friends, including Robert Fulton Cutting. "I knew I could write freely to you. Please God, I shall fight my own battles to the end, but a friend in the back makes you feel good."