No Binding. Very Good. two letters, six pages and four pages, respectively, with original mailing envelopes, in very good clean and legible condition. Bess does not like Indians or Mexicans. She writes her husband after two months in New Mexico, at a hot springs resort near the Taos Pueblo, she is about to leave for Colorado and then home. The letter is revealing about racial attitudes of the day: ". The Indians are traveling now. They come and strip off & bathe in the saque (when the hot water comes out of the bath houses) wash their dirty clothes, put them on wet and go on. Don't seem to have one bit of shame. You say to have a good time, if you knew how very lonesome it is here you would not think it much fun. It is a pleasure to see a white person here, cannot understand the Mexicans. They all speak Spanish & are very brown color. . It's raining today and we have one boarder now, a Mexican woman from Trinidad . Cousin Joe sleeps up over the store so that leaves Cousin Sally and myself and the hired girl in this big house at night alone. I feel a little afraid some times. Boarders sleep up in the rouve. Never have many boarders during this month. . I have not been in a buggy but once since I've been here and have not seen two doz. different white people. I admit they have splendid water and a fine climate but when that's said all is said, well they have every thing nice and comfortable right here. But Oh Dear, the Mexicans. They will steal right before your eyes and I do get tired looking at them ." (Inventory #: 030089)
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