Washington July 18. 06.
Mr. Barnes has this moment put into my hands your favor of the 15th. I thank you for this attention and knowing that my friend would rather wait any time to get a good watch, I wish you to execute the commission only when it can be well done. if done as early as my return here, which will be in the beginning of October, it will be as well as at any earlier time. Accept my salutations & best wishes.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.