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4-395 (Original)

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Speaker:
author,male,Maxwell, James,un addressee,male
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
275
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Victoria
Created:
1899
Identifier
4-395
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
209
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Extent:
1562
Identifier
4-395.txt
Title
4-395#Original
Type
Original

4-395.txt — 1 KB

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<source><g=m><o=i><age=un><status=3><abode=13><p=vic><r=prw><tt=pc><4-395>
We have a spare room which is occupied by boarders and in this way we are able to put a little in the bank every week, although rents are very high; imagine 20s. per week for a five bedroom cottage. This makes a hole in a fellow's screw to begin with. 
I forgot the mention that I got the promised rise of 5s. but is not likely to be able to get another for sometime owing to a standard wage being the ruling of the firm which in my opinion is a very bad idea. There is no encouragement for further advance. However my purpose is to stick to it and save what I can as I intend someday going squatting. It pays better than being behind the counter providing one has a little cash to make a start with. This was my only reason why I did not go to Gippsland when I left Bendigo; would not be afraid to make it pay if I only got a fair start and we did not wish to be any encumbrance on Hugh. He had a hard beginning and struggles through honourably. 
Sunday 23. During the week I was offered another situation in one of the largest houses in Perth (William Sandover & Co.). The salary is the same but there is promises of a rise according to ability. As I have already mentioned there was no further prospect of a rise in the Union Store having reached the standard wages. This is not so in Sandovers. I prefer living in Fremantle to Perth. However we will not move from here until the summer is over. 
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