2& as we had a [ lage stock?] we had to pay for our goods before they were sold consequently had to borrow a great deal & then the goods sold so slowly that the profits did not half pay expenses. So Ive been blue & worried & fretted & it seemed to me that I would be glad to run away without a cent just for freedom’s sake. I wish you could find a rich gold mine so that I could get enough to pay our debts How I have envied your freedom from care & trouble & still I would not take your single blessedness Our hope is that the tide will turn & if it does I’ll get out of this as soon as I can do so write a whole [ hide?] We have an expensive establishment, in good times it pays & in bad times we lose
1878 Apr 2
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 14 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0756
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