System Number: 02229
Date: 9 April 
Author: William Henry Hurlbert
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H325a
Document Type: ALS
My dear Praeses!
I have just come in after many days, consumed in bringing Mme over from Paris & in house hunting - & lo! Your note!
I return the H M & Co [p. 2] letter & advise you by all means to close with them. They are very decent people.
But how are you? That concerns me most. Pray send me word at once at No. 16 Half-Moon St, our temporary perch.
Si vales valeo,
W H H
1. 9 April 
Year date from references to Houghton & Mifflin (see note below) and exhibitions.
6. H M & Co
Houghton & Mifflin, Boston publishing firm who published the first American edition of JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture,' Whistler, James McNeill, Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'Clock.', Boston and New York, 1888.
7. Si vales valeo
Lat., if you are well, I am well.