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Hagen family; Lian, Anders / Papers, 1879-1899 [Translations]
Call Number, Eau Claire Mss CC Box 1 Folder 3 ([unpublished])

[From Andrew Lee]/ Eau Claire 1 July 1894 PDF (167.7 KB)

[From Andrew Lee]
                                       Eau Claire  1 July 1894
Dear parents!
      I  guess it is now a long time since I wrote to you and 
I apologize much for my neglect.    Now finally on my birthday 
I will write a few lines and send them in the hope that they
 find you in the best of health.
      I for my part have it as usual, almost no   change.  The
 one day is exactly as the others.    Besides I have nothing to
complain   about.  I  have  quite nice work and not the worst
 wage either.
      Overall  times  are  very   bad   here.  Thousands   and 
thousands    of workers are unemployed in the country.   People
say, and that with correctness    I  suppose, that  noone  can
 remember such times and conditions.
      There  are  srikes  and  conditions here which cost the
 country millions of dollars.   Last week   a  railroad   strike
broke   out  [presumeably referring to the Pullman Company in 
Chicago  ] and hundreds  of the the railroad trains are   also
standing still.
      If  you  take  a  trip   to  Levanger some time will you
 inquire at Norden Fjells   Tidendes   office  as  to  why  the
newspaper    is not coming here any longer even though we have
 paid for it.   It stopped coming early this winter.
      Well, herewith a greeting to all of you.
                                     Andrew Lee
Write   back  soon  and  give  me   some  enlightenment  about 
everything which has happend lately.

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