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From: "Belinda & Dave Savadge" <>
Subject: Re: Is there a diplomatic way?
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 11:36:38 -0500

I would also like a to the answer to this question. I am in the same
situation as Elizabeth, I am also unemployed with no pay and living on a
shoestring budget with 3 children.

Thank You,

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Whitaker <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 8:22 AM
Subject: Is there a diplomatic way?

>Is there a diplomatic way to answer a request for doing free work and not
turn off a potential client?
>In the four years I've been on the S.C. Archives' researchers' list, I've
gotten three or four requests from people wanting me to send them any
information I may have in my files on a particular person or family.
Usually, I've ignored these, not knowing how to answer them without
triggering a nasty phone call or letter.
>I've had some clients, all of whom have paid me. I do require a deposit
before I start work.
>I am operating on a shoestring. (I resigned from a job in December and am
not on either unemployment or a pension. I am searching for a paying job.)
>Elizabeth Whitaker
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