James H. Hard is a brother-in-law to William A. Giles
APPRECIATES CENTENNIAL AND CORDIALITY OF FRIENDS. Editor Journal and tteview:- Will you.; kindly give me space ^ to inadequately, express, myi,thanks of 'lor and -appreciation of. the~ many courtesies shown me 'by my friends of the old time and 'by. the new ones •I made during my visit, on the occasion of the "Centennial of the Incorporation of Aiken." . • - " Space will riot "permit, nor can 1 1 - find words; to properly tell how J much- pleasure -I derived from my Visit, nor can I tell of all of those . -who were kind to me, -but I do want to thank especially, Mr. and Mrs tbrenz andnhe "staff" of'the Journa •ltd Review, Miss Clara Harrigal and her household, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henderson, the families-' of-Mr. Bridson - and Dr. Williams, Mr. Klencfc Staubes, Miss Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Laird, Mrs. Hastings Wyman, daughter, Mr. Chris Hahn, all . • of Aiken, and Messrs. W. A. Giles, Cunningharrr"Giles,"~MrT" Swiiit and W«sley Rearden, of Graniteville. To Mrs. Cunningham Giles, I owe the- pleasure of seeing many of the •cents of my early youth in Granite- lie and many old friends. What a change I -beheld in the Ai- of ken of the Eighties- Aiken was always an attractive •place, but now it is 'beautiful beyond compare. I saw many friends, and made some new ones, they were many more of the old ones I wanted ~to see but time did not permit, but I am coming to pay you another visit, and will see them then I hope. Until then, and again thanking you, and with affectionate regards to Aiken, I am, yours very truly, James H. Hard.