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^[[stamped]]JUL 23 1924[[/stamped]]

Bainbridge, N.Y. 
July 21, 1924. 

W. Atlee Burpee Co., 
Philadelphia? Pa..

Dear Sirs :---

Enclosing you a short letter for the prize contest as follows :---

FOR PRIZE CONTEST. 

What Burpee's Seeds Have Done For Me . 

It is with greatest of pleasure that I write a few words in regards to Burpee's seeds and my garden. My results are the [[strikethrough]]very[[/strikethrough]] best that I ever experienced in gardening. 

I have a fine trade in onions and had a few orders booked last year ahead of the harvest, but this summer the onions came so even it was really a pleasure to watch them grow and more than that, to book and count the orders before the onions were eight inches high. At any time of [[strikethrough]]the[[/strikethrough]] day I can perceive people walking by my beautiful growing garden and remarking about that nice onion bed the best they have ever seen. "Pleasure cannot express it." It makes me feel like shouting with joy as I [[strikethrough]]can[[/strikethrough]] realize that this year I am going to make enough on my one half acre garden to pay my One Hundred Fifty Dollar tax. Why ? Yes and How ? All because I thought twice and purchased first class seed of all kinds this year. People, you will learn sooner or later, as I have, that it pays to buy the very best seed possible. I have the finest garden in town."Everything is BURPEE'S." 

^[[Very respectfully 
L. A. Stead 
Rural Letter Carrier # 3]]

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