Monday, May 29, 1933
Jack was at Choate preparing for his year-end examinations and received a 16th birthday telegram from his father,
Mother and I send love and congratulatons on your birthday. I am really very much pleased with the way you have taken hold of things this year and it is a great satisfaction to both of us to feel that you really are doing the job we knew you were capable of. Real honest effort sometimes is disappointing in its results, but in the long run never misses. Wish you all kinds of good luck on the exams. Try to and cleam them up so we can have a nice peaceful summer.
[253, p. 117]
(edited for punctuation and spelling by ed.)