1897, April 12 – Postcard from George Hesse to brother Lewis Hesse

George tells his brother about getting a job on the canal in Cumberland, Maryland before heading to Washington D. C.  Read a transcript of the letter below (original misspellings & all) or click on the image links to view the actual letter. As you read the transcript of the letter click on the links to view information & images about what they are discussing.


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Postcard Front     Postcard Back


Transcript of letter:

Cumberland MD


Balto Md P.O.

I stopped in Cumb’d. for a week or so to see if I could get a job on the canal and as the canal opened today and I got a job I will go to Washington D.C. with a boat and from there I will go to Balto. Md. and ship on the coast this summer.  Ann well and felling fine and hope this will find you the same.  G. B.

from Your Bro Geo Hesse

Balto Md.

Dear Bro:—


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