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Unalaska, Alaska June 7, 1900

Dear Folks at Home

I wrote you a letter day before yesterday and lost it before I got it mailed so will try again.  Well here I am all safe and sound so far.  The Sequoia got in last night and I met Boyd this morning.  He is disgusted with the boat he is on.  There are about twenty boats laying in here coaling up and of all the kicking you ever heard you can heart if here.  The St. Paul is the best boat that has left San Francisco for Alaska, this is a real pretty little harbor here.  it [sic] never gets down to zero.  There are about 10,000 people here on their way to Nome and other points.  If I don't never [sic] make any more than expenses I shal [sic] never regret my trip for it [is] certainly worth our time we had real nice weather and I enjoyed my self very mutch [sic] and I stil [sic] think I am going to come out all right.

There is a report here of another big strike near Golovin Bay but it may not be so.

I will close for this time

With love,


Envelope: no return address; postmark faded but readable, Unalaska, Alaska, June 7, 1900; addressed to - Mr. L. A. Gibbs, Barclay, Trumbull Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; back of envelope has two postmarks: Seattle, Wash., June 18, 8 A.M.; Barclay, Ohio June 23, 1900




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