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Darrow, Sissman, Holly & Carlin
1310, 140 N. Dearborn St.

Clarence S. Darrow
Peter Sissman
William H. Holly
William L. Carlin
Victor S. Yarros

Central 925

Jan. 16

Dear Paul

     Just got your statement it is very encouraging.  Am glad to see how many heating stoves you are selling[.]  It may be the solution of the gas business in spite of the fact that involves lower rates.  I thought I sent Mary the book she wanted, if she will return it with the name of the one she wants I will get it.
     Ned Oakley has been to see me several times of late.  He has made up his mind he must work.  Sort of awakened from a dream.  I got an interview for him with a news paper & he worried so much over it that I made up my mind that he couldnt do it, and told him he should try something simpler first.  As to contact[?] with life he is a child[.]  He then thought he ought to go to work at manual labor xxx in the stock yards or on a farm, (not a bad idea if he would do it)[.]  I told him if he really wanted to try working on a farm he could probably get a job
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in Colorado when the season opens up.  So he said he was going to write you.  Now I know you cant  give your time to looking up jobs; and I know Ned will not expect it.  He is one of the most considerate & independent fellows I ever met.  He has stayed over night at the house a number of times and is always reluctant to do it and always refuses to come back the 2d  night, so if he does go there I know he will Make you no trouble.  He really should try to do something & must try for himself xxx & he knows it perfectly well.  Of course you know his father is well to do xxx and always helps him but naturally wants him to do something for himself & Ned is xxx bound to do it[.]



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