Albert and his family had moved from Seattle, Washington to Jonesboro, Arkansas, arriving there 11 Nov.
We had a pleasant trip except for Mother & the two children getting sick on the way.
Albert does not like his new home but they haven't gotten the price they want for their claims so they can't sell yet. He goes on to tell of men hiding out in the swaps and of the need for caution when approaching any man's home, lest you be shot at. He relates a recent incident.
They used to shute aman down for fun out in the wolley west but down here they shot a man for killing dog. There was a man shot and killed two men one man an his son the other day for killing a dog.
He also tells of killing a big bear before leaving Washington and laments that it's not safe to go hunting near his new home. He asks Daniel if he's done much hunting and asks if he has his "gray hound" yet.
He also asks Daniel if the money panic has affected the Carlisle's and then goes on to tell of the cost of having goods shipped.
Well we sent our goods by freight when we left Seattle and we have not got them yet but we heard from them and we expect them any day. We sent
20323.30 lbs of freight from Seattle Wash and it cost us over $100.00 what do you think of that and we sent to Montgomery wards Chicago for over $100.00 order of freight since we got here.
After a bit of searching I discovered that Albert Rose died in Washington in 1954 so I have not published his letter.
For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Rose, Albert (Jonesboro, AR) to “Friend Daniel”
[Sarah Ann Camfield]. Letter. 25 Feb 1908. Digital Images 1-6.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1908,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]