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Glauner, Mathias, fl. 1863 to John Reeser

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.43.09 Author/Creator: Glauner, Mathias, fl. 1863 Place Written: Alexandria, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 October 1863 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 20.4 x 25.7 cm. Order a Copy

Discusses arriving in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to look for work. Comments on the low wages in Washington and finding higher wages in Alexandria. Describes beginning work on Saturday repairing a bridge that the rebels tried burning. Reports that the bridge is about two miles from Alexandria on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Inquires about his farm. Comments on his boss telling him he strikes the men too quickly.

Glauner, Mathias, fl. 1863
Reeser, John, fl. 1862-1865
Warren, Gouverneur K. (Gouverneur Kemble), 1830-1882

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