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Hemans, Joseph A. (b. 1892) to Mrs. Murray

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02429.55 Author/Creator: Hemans, Joseph A. (b. 1892) Place Written: Nebraska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 March 1894 Pagination: 2 p. ; 17.7 x 11.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Answers her letter noting the hardship they have had this year and his hopes for God's guidance. Comments that it is spring, they are planting and the birds are singing.

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"We met great sorrow this year. and I thought God will helps us in our mind & work. It is getting spring now and we are working in the fields ...now…we hear the birds singing in their sweetly songs."See More

People: Hemans, Joseph A., b. 1872

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: ReligionAmerican WestFriendshipAgriculture and Animal HusbandryAmerican Indian History

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