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Charles Harvey's Letter

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Denver Col May 11, 1879

Dear Mary and Wife

I went to the Post Office this morning at nine o'clock. . . . The mail that comes in here from the East makes a load of mail bags filled on a large express wagon all two horses can draw. It comes or is due here about three and is assorted by night so evenings all go to get letters from home. Men that do not have boxes, have to stand in line, they say sometimes 1/4 mile long. I have seen several hundred men in a line.

Charles H. Harvey

Courtesy of the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress