Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.012 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 August 1900 Pagination: 8 p. : envelope ; 23.6 x 15.2 cm.
"I hope when I get back home I will not have forgotten how to be gay, but every thing is so dreadfully solemn up here [. . . .]" Talks about a politician, "Mr. Johnson," who asked him "to vote for McK [inley] in the last election and asked me what I cared for the former & working man. He said it was myself I ought to look after not others, that is a nice speech for a person to make and especially one who claims to be a Christian." Mentions how rains have flooded other miners. Says his brother will take a sledge that winter but he will carry to mail [?] 250 miles to avoid starving.
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