|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1901/09/24|
|Scope & Content||
My Dear Mac=
You have been much in our minds since the papers told us of the strike - it alarmed us very greatly and was an added weight to the burdens we are daily bearing - There are tears in my eyes as I think of you my dearly loved brother-if you had not assured us that you could not live six months in our climate I would with all my heart urge you to come home-. Of course I cannot change the climate-would that I could- or that I had the means to lighten your load where you are forced to stay but alas, it is out of my power-
The place is ours free and clear That is all we have-unavailable to women who are compelled to pay high for every stroke of work done but offering many opportunities to a man who would know how to manage it & could have an eye on the employee as women cannot.
I am sorry daisy has a cold - I feared she might be ill, it is so long since she has written us - I do not mention this with any idea of complaining of lack of attention, she has been a very faithful correspondent & her letters have in the past been a cheer and a comfort to us.
I have had a great deal of the most perplexing writing to do from the office-and the pen seems like an instrument of torture to me.-
After a while I suppose patience will have its perfect work, and I shall be able to lie me down and rest - or at least only be called on to attend to matters within my comprehension & strength-
I cannot write anymore just now-only to say that I love you tenderly-and carry you and yours in earnest appeals to our Heavenly father each night and morning - for every blessing to comfort and surround you that His goodness and mercy can bestow.
Evelina sends much love to you all.-as I do also Affectionately & always yours
Is Cousin Joseph still in Hollister?
September 24th 1901
So glad the strike is really over-
Let us hear how Daisy is.
Addressed to Mr. Malcolm Mount
Care C.M. Mann Esq.
216-218 Sacramento and 221 commercial Sts
San Francisco, Cal
Postmarked San Francisco Sept 28, 1
|Notes||Pages 1 & 2 on blue paper, Pages 3 & 4 on white paper|