May 21, 1929 – JSA to H. Smith Johannsen (Montreal, Canada)–
Every time I see Fred I inquire if he has heard from you, and I am disappointed to learn that he has nothing to report. I just want to threaten you by advising that unless someone around here gets a letter from you soon, one or more of us will come up and take you for a trip that will make your tongue hang out. You may get away with running our legs off on skiis, but I do not believe you can do it on dry land.
I am dictating this in the presence of Stone who backs up my assertion.
With best regards to you and your family, I remain,