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Letter to W. L. Weller from R. T. Bass, November 20th, 1894.

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Letter to W. L. Weller from R. T. Bass, November 20th, 1894.

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Description

Bass writes to Weller regarding "those children myself and Mr. McNeel got from the home," saying "you will have to take them back." He says that his wife died a week ago and he cannot do the housework and keep the children, adding, "the children are so bad fanie any how that no one down here wants them." It seems that Mr. McNeel (McNeal?) adopted a girl named Fanie that he says "they had tried ever way they new how to get fanie to do rite but can do nothing with her she will lie and curse and steel." He says "Myrtie is not so bad but she is a bad child wee had done all we could for here." He asks when he can send them back, again saying that he cannot "find no one that want them becaus they are so bad." Letter marked Kansas, Graves Co., KY.

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Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

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Mss_BJ_B222-06_097

Citation

R. T. Bass, “Letter to W. L. Weller from R. T. Bass, November 20th, 1894.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2661.