Mountain Varnish & Color Works Inc.
Office of the President Suite 1408, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue,
New York City
April 6th 1920
Mr E L Compston
4144 No. Haven
My dear Compston
I have before me your favor of the 2d. regarding your trip to England.
I am sorry that you deem it necessary to make this trip at this time, as I had learned from Mr. Powers on my last trip to Toledo that you were going to send your boy to England with Mrs. Walters, and that you were going to stay and help us in the Varnish Works in getting it into operation as quickly as possible. Of course, if you have got your passports, and everything is arranged, there is nothing to do but let you go.
You ask if, in view of the foregoing, I shall continue to hold your contract valid upon your return, and I wish to say that I shall most certainly do so. Your trip should not cover more time than mentioned in your letter. Your contract with the Mountain Varnish & Colour Works is for three years, was made in good faith on our part, and I believe also upon yours, and we shall most certainly expect you to fulfill same.
I hope you will find it convenient to get back on the job just as soon as possible, as you well know that in the starting up of the plant, the organisation of its different departments , etc., your work and advice is valuable and needed.
I hope that if you still decide to go, that you will have a good trip, and that everything will work out for the best.
Very truly yours,