29 August 1942
National Bank of Ketchikan,
I am in receipt of a handful of letters from you which have been held at the Club and elsewhere. I have long been aware of the delinquency of this note and the hundred dollars which I paid you upon it some time ago was, I know, paid a long time ago. Since then I have been in several places and have been subject to considerable expense.
Your last letter requesting that I pay the interest is hereby complied with. You will find fifteen dollars enclosed which will also take care of additional interest during the next month.
I have told you several times that you need have no concern about this note for I have arranged for it to be paid if anything happens to me and I am trying to pay it now. However the pay of my present rank is not the pay I received when I signed your note and the condition of war, as I have explained before makes it very difficult for me to pay a few of the bills which were contracted prior to the war since all extra income is shut off.
Please accept this sum for the interest and be assured that I will try my best to give you some sort of satisfaction on this note. I have very little money outstanding now and should be able to give you something more than promises in the near future.
L. Ron Hubbard
File/Ref. No.: OMPF LRH 01-134