April 16, [1923]

Dear old thing,

If those volumes could be rushed off the reviews might head off the readers' ennui accompanying the temperatures of July and August. I should be indebted to you for any special pressure compatible with your heart action. Charge up to my account as arranged.

Yours gratefully,
Ned Pratt

Copies of Newfoundland Verse, published on 2 April 1923.

heart action
Pierce had a chronic heart condition which incapacitated him from time to time.