To Mrs. E_______, America
Salekhard, Dec. 11th 20__.
You will rejoice to hear that I am alive and well despite the physical hardships noted in the Arctic. With the successes of technology, my crew and I view the desolation of Russia as removed from ourselves due to the provisions allotted. We make excellent time and ride the reigns of progress.
I hope my previous writings have found you well; I can picture you now, leisurely enjoying your children and husband as the holiday approaches. Please, dear sister, ensure that these young lives feel the warmth of family in these of colder months.
Always Your Loving Brother,