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ansd            Talmage
Mendocino County California
Jan 28th 1904
Miss Grace Nicholson Pasadena Cal

Dear Sir yours of the 25th was received and the money order. Dear Grace. I thank you very much. why I did not pack it. I was in ahurry that day. Step father-in-law of mine was killed that morning and I din't have much time to do any thing, and I dint have all week. My mother-in-law was making the showitge, of course shes fielling bad now at present and she may not work on it for awhile, as soon as she gets better she will work on it. Grace as soon as I can get around to it, I will send you the long one one. Jeff Dick, Joe Eliott, White Jim, and Mrs. Jeff Dick,is in jiall for the killing of Pett Lama. they're trile comes up on the first.

The best wishes for you
I Remain your Sincerely Friend
Wm Benson
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