Friend Fred

Here's an funny little note I found. There's no date; the author gets right to the point:

Friend Fred,

Will you send me down some mony $15.00 for I need it. Am obliged.

Fetch it down to Oaksville with you Saturday and leave it to Frank Atwell and we will get...

Earl Southworth
Cooperstown NY
RD 3

Found in "The Prairie" by James Fenimore Cooper. Published by Frank Lovell, no date, circa 1890.

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  1. I love this blog! Imagine what the world would be like without physical books... For one thing, we would have no forgotten bookmarks :(

    xoxo Jenn

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  2. I think it's Oakville. - Kriz