Document 19: Letter Home from R. Hunter Fitzhugh

Robert Hunter Fitzhugh Collection, Box 2, Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Rampart City, Alaska
July 2, 1899

I will certainly stay in another year. It is hard beyond anything you can believe, but then I know if I were to go home "busted" or almost so, that after the first few days or weeks of thankful feelings and cleanings up, there will come that problem: "What next? Where will I get a job? etc." I have cut loose and learned a new life, and I must stay with it at least another year.

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