In behalf of a few intimate friends of the late S. M. Dodd of this City who have co-operated with his family in bringing out a biographical sketch of Mr. Dodd, I am sending you a copy of it with our compliments. We were fortunate in securing as biographer Mr. Walter 8. Stevens, a well-known journalist of this City. Mr. Stevens had been acquainted with Mr. Dodd for more than forty years. When the matter was proposed to him he replied: I certainly think some one should do it. Mr. Dodd's career, properly written up, should have a wholesome inﬂuence upon young business men. With this inspiration Mr. Stevens applied himself con amore to the task. That he has performed it well will be appreciated by Mr. Dodd's numerous friends.