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Hubert Darrow to Unknown, July 14, 1884

In addition to Clarence, Mary Darrow had five brothers: Edward Everett, Channing, Hubert, Herman, and Herbert. It is not known if this letter was written to Everett, Channing, or Herman. (Herbert died in 1857).

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Hill and Harvey
Standard Books

Albany, July 14, 1884

Dear Brother:

I answered your card at once to let you know my position in regard to buying goods. Everything is selling low now at auction and I should not dare to invest. Can buy cheap however. Then again I expect to leave here soon perhaps in 2 weeks. Still I could buy and ship goods for the coming month but hardly think it best. I am for Cleveland [?] because as Gen. Bragg says "I love him for the enemies he has made. I have been reading the Chinese Tribune "Sun" and "herald" also "Puck" & "Harpers" and I am surely a p a Cleveland man

I shall want some money from $30 to $50 before I leave as I must buy some clothes and pay my fare to St. Louis. Clarence said he would lend me the suite I needed so you will not be obliged to send me any–Will write more later

Your Brother

H H Darrow

No. 18 Trinity Place.