[June Sat 16] Received my commission as District Judge of Alaska
Grosscup has a confidential letter from Thos. Sammons, Senator Fosters private secretary, requesting Grosscup to use his efforts to secure Harry Fosters appointment as my clerk. Harry is not an expert clerk or accountant: he is a frank, clever, big hearted boy, but I fear that he lacks many of the necessary qualities of a successful clerk.
This request is likely to prove very em =barassing to me.
Well what fools these mortals be! I was, I have no doubt, really assigned or intended to be, to St Micheals: Wallace went on to Washington & pressed Dautrick for Clerk at that place: - I was then assigned to Eagle City where Dautrick could not go - and Harry Foster is pushed ahead as Clerk!! Wallace is green!