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Box 1, Folder 26
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Consists of a two-page letter from a woman who signed her name as "C.M" in Satank, Colorado (a town which is no longer existant, near Carbondale, Colorado, in southeast Garfield County). The letter, which is addressed to the author's mother ("Ma"), pertains to personal matters and economic conditions in the region. C.M. describes two companions, Eliza and Davenport, the latter of whom she mentions works odd jobs until he can find work with the railroad. She also notes her own weight and that of Eliza, stating that they are not very "stout" that summer and that they are "both afflicted in the same way." She also remarks on the numerous "tramps" who beg for food but spend their money in the town saloons, the end of the Ute War, family life, difficult household work, and the success of her garden.