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#2159: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, March 2 [1935]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Brother1;

Please write me out a new note for $3,000 etc, as I requested in my last letter, make the proper changes in the mortgages, and return papers to me. I am now in the middle of my Income tax woes. You see not one penny of my royalties or payment for magazine work is rated as suc earned income. On a thousand dollars I get for a magazine article, I have to pay just as much tax as if it (that thousand) were 2 1/2 percent interest on $50,000 capital. This accounts for my low low pulse in the month of March!

Affectionately W.

Excuse incoherence—awfully tired these days