Marcius C. Smith
 Lastand do other work, that wood give me a little pocket money. I think I was at the factory at the time you had your distressing accident. You were lacing a belt I think, and in pushing the lacing through the eyelets with the sharp end of a file, your hand slipped and the point of the file penetrated your eye. Last. When you were convalescing I visited you on the South Side. You had two front rooms; my first call may be called a charitable call - The other frequent calls were selfish calls, because I was fascinated with you and your wonderful collections and inventions. You had a rough wooden clock of three wheels I think standing in front room - something you had hastily gotten up for your Sunday school class. Then your bed which would drop the sleeper to the floor at any desired hour, throw the cover from his sleeping frame, light the lamp and do almost everything but dress him, was an ingenious novelty. You had me climb into the bed and set the "alarm" for five minutes. Your large wooden clock was in the
1901 Mar 12
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0639
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