March 22, 1950.
608 Fifth Ave.
What goes? Are you going abroad or not? I wrote you last month but received no answer. As you can see I'm back in Steegmuller's office pounding away. Book almost finished--I hope. There'll be rewriting to do but the main thing will be over. Right now it reads like a three-ring circus. All the anti-violence boys will blow their tops should it come their way. Regards to Mozelle from us two.
-from Trading Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray edited by Albert Murray and John F. Callahan; Introduction by John F. Callahan (New York: Modern Library, 2000) p. 10.