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3-page handwritten letter from O. Henry to Gilman Hall, written in pencil on watermarked paper. Dated Nov. 23. Long letter describing O. Henry's rehabilitation. He talks about his daily schedule and details about the town. He feels it is small and that "there is nothing to learn, nothing to gain, no solace, recreation, comfort, companionship, joy or profit." But he states "of course it has been good for me—very good—." He also asks Mr. Hall to protect a draft of $50 he withdrew on Mr. Hall or the magazine. He also comments on an issue with the "Hamptons" who claim he owes them stories of "the cities." Signed: "Yours as usual / S.P."