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#3158: Willa Cather to Willard Crowell, December 31, 1938

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My dear Mr. Crowell1:

I shall be entirely guided by the advice which you and Mr. Foe3 give me in your joint letter, and for the next few months, while I am working hard at my desk, I shall dismiss from my mind the problem of those Nebraska4 farms, which I am unfortunate enough to own. I know you will do the best you can for me, and it is a great moral stimulus to feel that there is someone in Webster County5 who has the knowledge and the good will to look after those matters, which I am so utterly incompetent to handle. I am enclosing a check for the travelling expenses to Colorado6.

At this season of the year I would like to send my good wishes to you and yours for a Happy New Year. And I assure you, very few days pass by that I do not earnestly wish a Prosperous New Year to all my friends at home. Their courage and endurance have been sorely tried through these long years of drougth, and some of them are growing old. I wish that better times could come while they are yet living.

Very sincerely yours, Willa Cather