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4-295 (Original)

Item metadata
Speaker:
addressee,female author,male,Bell, William,un
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
221
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_South_Wales
Created:
1893
Identifier
4-295
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
59
Document metadata
Extent:
1192
Identifier
4-295.txt
Title
4-295#Original
Type
Original

4-295.txt — 1 KB

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<source><g=m><o=i><age=un><status=4><abode=19><p=nsw><r=prw><tt=pc><4-295>
You will think that I have forgotten you all but no, I never can do that but things has been very bad out here and I kept waiting for a turn but none has come as yet but I hope that you will forgive me for the way I have neglected of writing to you years ago, but dear mother, I have been knocked about a great deal since I wrote last. I have been at death door in Queensland twice with the fever but thank God I pulled through, but it was touch and go with me the last time for when I got over the fever I had no money and I was among strangers, and far away back in Queensland and as weak as a child, so it was pretty hard lines but I thank God I pulled through. I left Queensland soon after and came to New South Wales. A man, an old mate of mine, paid my way down to Sydney, and from there up the country 300 miles and we both got work on a new railway that was a making. So, dear mother, things were so bad I did not care about writing as I had no good news to send but I hope that the will soon take a change for the better. 
<\4-295><\g=m><\o=i><\age=un><\status=4><\abode=19><\p=nsw><\r=prw><\tt=pc>

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