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#0062: Willa Cather to Will Owen Jones, September 29, 1900

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Pittsburg Leader5
My Dear Mr. Jones1:

Thank you heartily for your letter. The “Library”6 position is a very good one, but I have only accepted it temporarily. My family want to move to Lincoln4 and mother7 is too ill to attend to loading the cook stove in the wagon, and so I must do it. I expect to be in Lincoln about November First, to stay for the winter, and I shall not be too haughty to do some work on the Journal3 if you can arrange it for me. I am not a good loafer any more—I’ve lost the art of it, and if I wrote verse and storys all the time I’d soon look like Herbert Bates8! I can do that sort of thing three or four days out of every week, but not more; my heads gets muddy. It has been a great old year though, the happiest of my life. I have a lot of new things coming out this fall, both in prose and verse, and the word world is a good place to live in.

Faithfully Willa Cather.
[missing]TURN TO [missing]burg LEADER Mr. Will Owen Jones1 Nebraska State Journal3 Lincoln4 Nebraska PITTSBURG, PA.2 SEP. 29 '00 3 PM Willa Cather