Hall to McNair: June 18, 1982

Letter from Hall to McNair, June 18, 1982, Colby College Special Collections

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June 18, 1982

Wes McNair
Box 43
Sutton, New Hampshire 03260

Dear Wes,

We have agreed, then, on waiting. I don’t have any suggestions
about that word in the brother poem. Not off-hand.

At the moment I still feel that leaving out “that” introduces a
hesitation/ambiguity that has no purpose, that only puts an impediment—
like a pebble in a shoe…but if you feel strongly you must leave it as
you wish.

One day the manuscript will not bomb!

Love as ever,


[P.S. I like Paul very much!
In the fall, please send flat copies on
thick paper for Joey’s Autumn Campaign.]