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John Soule, who actually said ???Go west, young man,??? ??? not Horace Greeley ??? writes to his son telling him to go west "...do you feel that you had better continue there for an indefinite time? ??? If not, shake Vegas dust off your feet, and try some other place. - By the way, be wary of strangers???" He took his father???s advice and went to New Mexico
Autograph Letter Signed ???Your aft father / J.B.L. Soule," 4p, 5??? x 8???, front & verso, two conjoined sheets. Highland Park (Illinois), July 12, 1881. His sister May has pencilled an ALS on the second page and beneath John???s signature on the fourth page. With original 5.5" x 3.25??? envelope addressed by Soule to his son, ???Mr. W.L. Soule / Las Vegas / New Mexico,??? postmarked Highland Park, ILL, July 12.In part, ???Sorry to hear that you do not feel well ??? though that, as you say, may be from fatigue & temporary. But your weight ??? that???s awful ??? but that may be for want of palatable food and hot weather ??? Do you even think or feel that you had better come back, or do you feel that you had better continue there for an indefinite time? ??? If not, shake Vegas dust off your feet, and try some other place. - By the way, be wary of strangers, however pleasant & friendly. Don???t be enticed by one to go to any strange place or to go out at night ??? Don???t expos
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