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Letter about a "Shrewd Duck" named J. W. Moody

received from one City Marshall to another!

Office of…
                City Marshal.

                           Black River Falls, Wis., June 27th 1898

Mr. W.J. Hamilton Dear Sir
Yours of the 24th Received and
Contence noted And in Reply
Will Say I am much obliged to
You for the information Please
Find inclosed Postal order for
Your trouble this man J.W.
Moody tells here that he has
A wife and family Living
Thare and he is Dooing Binsness for
A Clondyke Company he claims
That he has Property You Say
That does not Live thare but
Was Living thare Last Winter
How Long was he thare and
What was his Binsness While
Thare he has been here Since
Some time in February I think
About the firs and has Paid no
Board But $5.00 Dollars Since
Here do you Know Whare he


Came from thare and what done
For a Living What Kind of Bills
Did he contract thare Was it Board
Bills or Something else he is
A Pretty Srued [sic: shrewd] Duck xxxxx
Anything you Know of this man
Will be thankfully received
Please find Stamp for Return
Please answer and and and
Oblige Direct – As Before

J.D. Williams City Marshal
Black River Falls Wis.
Box 522
Yours Repectfully
J.D. Williams

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Contributed and transcribed by Pat White, September 2019.

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