5 December 1954
Collector of Internal Revenue
Los Angeles, California
I am, unexpectedly, making a trip to Stockholm and then to other countries, around
the world, which will last until the middle of March 1955.
My records for the calendar year 1954 are not yet complete, and it has not been possible
for me to prepare for my wife and me our income tax statement before our departure.
Moreover, circumstances will be such as to make it impossible for us to prepare it
during our absence from the United States.
I am accordingly planning to prepare the statement and to pay any tax that is due
at some time before 15 April 1955.
In the meantime, I am making a payment of $2500.00 through the enclosed check. This
is a rough estimate that I have made of the amount of tax that will be due. As stated
above, I plan to pay any additional sum that may be necessary on or before 15 April
Very truly yours,