14th June, 1938.
( Lord Churchill, )
Mr. P. Spencer,
c/o Wagon-Lits Cooks,
Place de la Madeleine,
I only received your letter of June 9th on my return after the week-end to London, and thank you very much for inviting me to lunch with you on Thursday or Friday of this week. I am afraid lunch is a very bad time for me, but if you are free round about the time for tea on Friday and telephone to Miss Kennard for me at Transport House (Telephone Victoria -9020, intension 296) I think I will be able to manage to come out and have a cup of tea with you.
I am sorry this is the only time I can manage, as I am engaged for most of the evenings, and lunch is a nearly impossible time for me, as I cannot estimate being able to leave Hospital in time.
I was very glad to see your signature again, as I was one of those who felt most strongly your absence and your silence. I really thought that you had gone beyond the beyonds, and I was particularly concerned about you. I cannot understand why since
you left us in December you have never communicated in any way, either with the Spanish Medical Aid Committee officially or with your deputy in Spain, or with those persons like myself on the Committee who were your friends.
I hope you will not mind if I drop you a hint, that it would be a gracious thing for you to send a note to the Committee, asking them to accept your resignation as the Treasurer of the Committee and as a member. This is done by me "off my own bat" and with the very best intentions. It must be regarded as confidential and not in any way meant to give you or cause you offence.
I hope you have had good health all this time.
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