[Letter of 1873 August 22]


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[Letter of 1873 August 22]




Door-to-door selling


Wiley, Edward A. [recipient]






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Aug. 22nd, 1873/ My Dear Edward/ Yours of the 20th/ inst. came duly to hand and/ found [me?] [xxx?] anxious/ and glad to hear from you/ Every letter that comes I expect/ to bear me word of your/ being not so well or sick/ or something of the kind/ especially since you told/ me that the chills were preva-/ lent in N. I firmly believe/ that what I have said to/ you about staying home/ this Winter is the best thing/ for you. Of course Pop/ wont express himself as/ positively as I do for he/ may not think the exposure/ of canvassing much more/ to be dreaded than that of/ the yard and then again he/ will doubtless feel a little/ hesitation about advising you/ to desist from that which/ he knows and you know/ you can make more at/ especially moving [x?]m ob-/ ject, still Ma and I both/ think the Winter at home/ will do you more good and/ save you more money/ in the long run than away/ from home saving differently/ from what you can at/ home. If you were tough/ and nothing seemed to hurt/ you, at least as readily as/ it now does I would say/ keep on as it is I think home/ will be the best place for you/ when Winter sets in. Could'nt/ you arrange it this way. If Pop is kept very busy/