From: B. Crook Pancoastburg, Fayette County, Ohio.
Odd this submit is toalty unrelated to what I was searching google for, but it was listed on the initial web page. I guess your performing something appropriate if Google likes you sufficient to place you around the very first web page of a non associated search.
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I shall do if am - will wait & see. It may be best for you if drafted to pay $300, for you could pay that in about one year's teaching & [if] you go into the army you may have to stay 2 or 3 years & you know that is not a very good place to educate. To pay $300 would be a loss of only about one year to you & many poor fellows will lose 3 or more and their lives too. I think now I shall borrow the $300 if drafted. I would be willing to give that doubled if that would bring peace. I would like to help you but can not now. I have to use all the economy I can to make "ends meet." There will be no trouble I think in getting schools, as so many teachers have gone to war. Keep up your courage & trust in God.
Yours, B. Crook
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