- July 28, 1920 – Jim Cawley (13 Harrison Street, Tuckahoe, NY) to JSA
My dear Apperson:
We surely did enjoy your hospitality and want to again express our thanks and to tell you that we shall avail ourselves of your “open house” whenever possible.
You certainly did not lose any time getting after the stone cutters.
While I agree that a flange would make the tablet more secure, I don’t see how we are going to add it due to the fact that the edges of the tablet are to be serrated or chipped like an arrow head. To add a flange would utterly spoil the beauty of it. Therefore I think we should attempt to make it watertight and secure by cutting into the stone and laying the tablet in cement. Surely the cement will exclude the water and the holding lugs will hold it against freezing. Then too the pattern is in work and I have given instructions to rush it through.
If possible, I hope to have the tablet in your hands not later than the middle of August.
You shall have to take my thanks for granted as I cannot adequately express my appreciation for what you are doing for me personally and for the A.CA.
Hope to hear from you whenever you can find the time to write.
Mrs. Cawley joins me in extending our very best.