July 8, 1927

Mr. Tsai, Ting-Kan
No. 2, Yamachiro cho
Dairen, Manchuria

My dear Mr. Tsai:

Your interesting letter of May 24 reached me several
days ago but, owing to the rush attending the closing of the school
year, I have delayed my reply.

I am sorry that my cable message acknowledging the re-
ceipt of your remittances in the children's behalf failed to reach
you. The two drafts, one of $9,000.00 and the other of $6,000.00,
were duly received. I have deposited this amount to the joint ac-
count of the children and myself with the Andover Savings Bank which
pays a 5% interest, as much as the Bank permits on limited deposits.
A further balance above what I deem it wise to retain on the active
checking account I have deposited with the Savings Department of the
local National Bank which allows a 4% interest rate; As the check-
ing account itself also accumulates a small interest, I think that the
funds can now be said to be working as effectively and safely as could

Both of the children are now at summer camps, camps which
have been slected with a good deal of care and where I believe the young-
sters will receive the most wholesome influences, physically, intellectu-
ally, and morally. The camps are located on the same lake in New Hamp-
shire but a few miles apart: that it wil be possible for Alfred and
Helen to exchange visits occasionally. I stopped at Helen's camp a few
days ago on my way down from my summer palace in northern New Hampshire
and had a chance to see the camp for myself and to talk with Helen
and her councillors. Most of the girls are considerably younger than Helen,
but I had felt that the extra advantages of the camp itself and of being
near her brother would more than offset this particular limitation. Fur-
ther, Helen has an exceptionally nice way of meeting those who are young-
er than herself and as she will very soon be thrown iwht older girls in
school and elsewhere, I am not reluctant to allow her to continue for
this short period, at least, the contact of those who will profit by her
interest and leadership.

I doubt whether Alfred will be able to enter Phillips
Academy next fall, though we can tell a bit better at the end of sum-
mer. Evidently he needs another year of thorough grounding in elemen-
tary subjects before he can tackle successfully the higher subjects of our
Junior or lowest class. I agree with you as to the unfortunate situa-

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