Jelly Roll Morton, Inventor Of Jazz, Online Book by Alan Lomax

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Dear Mabel:                                      Dec. 28th
. . . Very sorry to hear of your illness, but I haven't been very well at all, myself . . . Please accept this
token for your Xnias gift, 815.00. As soon as I make some monev, i will send vou home. Wishing von everv
Very truly yours as ever. Ferd.
Dear Mabel                                         Ian- 6th
. . . Ven* sorry- to hear that you have been sick but glad you are better. Xmas week found me ill. Outside of that, 1 was okeh. Could not eat anything much. . . .
How did you come out with Mrs. V---------? Did
you get your money or the goods? Tell them please settle up with you. I told you about those niggers. They are no good. As soon as I am able, I will send you home. Enclosed vou will find S3. . . .
Verv truly yours,
Dear Mabel,                                      **a
... I am writing a letter to Mrs. V----■----. 1
want vou to mail it from N. Y. and we will see if vou
get an answer from this and, if not maybe you better place it in a lawyer's hands. Of course, there isn't an awful lot for him to gain, but he may write a letter for you.
I haven't made any money since I've been gone, al­though I received the ASCAP check. But this town takes money to live, so that is about all gone. I was in hopes that I w*ould have gotten the Melrose check, w7hich is past due. I am now awaiting their answer. This is the second registered letter and no answer horj