Louie W. Strentzel


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[2]and ready when the call comes for continuing your life work in the true Education. You have already learned how slow and weary a task may sometimes be the striving in behalf of the theories and ideals most dear to you, though you have the comfort of many earnest friends and co-workers. But in truth, it can only be harder still to deal with professional politicians and their greater cunning in crediting themselves with the good results, and their opponents with all mistakes and wrong-doing. And beside this, the probability of being continually out voted and overruled by a majority who deny even a woman’s eligibility to votes and offices! Am I wrong in regarding the risk as too great for a most uncer- tain result? So much is vanity: and thinking over what we said that last Grange day. I listened to the lecture on Charles James Fox, and wondered if you too would consider, and remember to give to Newton Booth, Senator though he is, the pity that he needs from us all. But why should we fret our hearts for such prizes [underlined: now] and leave unheeded the song and bloom of the rejoicing Spring who would fain share with us her rarest treasures. When you utter the longing cry “Homesick for the hills”, have you any right to forget that the hills also wait and long and have need for the coming of all the friends who love them? As for wild flowers and trees, however one may interpret “letting 06387


Alhambra [Calif.]

Date Original

1875 Mar 21


Original letter dimensions: 35 x 11.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0281

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