50 Church Street
New York

May 31st, 1911

My dear Jack

I duly received your letter of the 10th inst, enclosing
receipt, for which I thank you.

Green wrote me last week. He seems somewhat put out at
my suggesting that ge gave away my confidences, and would like to know
where I gleaned my information. Needless to say he will have to do some
tall guessing before he locates any information on the subject. By his
letter I see that he od coming back to the States. I wrote him some
time since offering him some good advice regarding where to locate.
Over here any man with his health can make a living, but it is not
everywhere where a wife can live. Let me qualify these points., If
Green was not married it would not matter where he located, as he could
live, but his earning power being limited, it would be impossible for
him to earn sufficient to support a wife in New York. Now if he struck
out for some of the younger sections, as I suggested to him, where wages
are higher and living cheaper, you  can see where the benefit would
come in. He however is coming via new York, which spells that he will
waste just double of his limited means, and be none the better off.
Advice is a very thankless commodity, and is only appreciated when
paid for.

Regarding my putting in a claim against the Estate for
rents collected from the Post Office which I was entitled to etc., I
would never think of making a claim now, Jack; I left the profit rent
of the Post office to your mother when I left home, and at her death
it was supposed to go to the house, but directly to for the benefit of
Lil May Gordon and Hugh, their cloths etc. If my trust was abused I am
not at fault; but to enter a claim against the estate now, no matter
how legitimate the claim may be, is foreign to my caliber Jack. I
shall however mention the matter to the others for their edification.

I suppose when Green reaches here I will hear lots of
stories, but he mays well spare himself the trouble, a I am a past
master on lending my ears to tales of or on any one, for this reason
I seem to be in bad graces with some of the family; but even that
wont hurt me,

I must close to catch mail. With best regards to your
circle, I am, as ever

Affectionately yours
Richard W Long

P.S. If your father-in-law is still living, heartily remember me to
him. R.W.L.