Samuel F. Phillips
Frederic D. McKenney
1317 F Street, N.W.
Confidential May 1, 1899
On April 10: I wrote Mr. [?] noting what I thought of you-of your possible usefulness to
the near/new [???]. I received the answer I enclose.
As I assured him you knew nothing whatever of my writing. I prefer he should never
connect you ever with knowledge of it at this Date- so please throw this note of his into
the Creole paper business [?] and [???] the matter from your mind.
I was delighted to know [???] possibly-[???]ly the [???]: Culthing's had jeopardized [?]
To Captain D.E. Maxwell.