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- 1916 May 4 (Creation)
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H.L. Loucks continues his previous discussion with R.F. Pettigrew concerning his manuscript and the purpose of said manuscript for their party. Loucks does not intend to wait for the potential publisher and instead plans to move ahead. Loucks hopes that Pettigrew will finish his review of the manuscript soon and forward the manuscript to Thomas Watson.
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May 4th. -16
I want you to give me next Sunday after morning Church service, exclusively for a good Christian work.
I am sending you another batch of M. S., and I think that this is not only on an entirely new line, but I think can be made an unusually effective means of propaganda. It will come pretty near the close of my book. I did not have it in mind when I started.
I want your review of the book for advertising purposes.
Then I would like the M. S. returned to send on to Tom. Watson to see if I can get him interested, and I would appreciate it if you would write him direct. I have in mind making him a proposition to handle the book for the Southern field. That is proposition No. one.
Now No. 2:- You have kindly offered to help me with the publication of the book, and I need some help so will give you the prospective lay out. The Publisher and author of The King of the Money Kings, were so much interested with the synopsis that they wanted to publish it, after they got theirs well on the way, but they are having a misunderstanding between themselves, and while both are going to push mine along with their own, I have felt that I ought not to wait for them and anyway I can do better here I am quite sure, and keep the publication in my own hands. I have satisfactory figures from The Saturday News.
Instead of dividing it up into separate pamphlets as I thot at one time that I would have to, I want to first print 2.000 copies from the type. 1,500 for paper covers, which can be completed here, and 500 cloth cover which will have to be sent away for binding only.
We will then send the metal away to have it put in plate.
Now the total cost for the 2,000 including the plates and binding of the 500 will be just around $500.
I propose to sell them at cloth cover $1.00. Paper fifty cents.
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