There is one thing, I hope--that you don't show any of my letters to William
Platt. If he wants to see any of my letters, he knows the right way to go to work.
I wouldn't have him see one of these letters, written for circulation in the family,
for anything in the world. If he wants one for himself, he has got to write to me
first. Let him write to me first, and then I will see about answering him. You can
show him this if you like; but if you show him any-thing more, I will never write
to you again.