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From: hugh lichtenwald <>
Subject: [GV] Die Welt-Post, October 11, 1923 (Tscherbakowka)
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:35:09 -0800 (PST)
The following article is translated to the best of my ability.
Letters from Russia
Tscherbakowka, 20 October --- ((this letter appears to be over a year old--translator))
To: Friedrich Haffner
We greet you and your family and inform you that we are still well. We are all busy with threshing and will soon be finished with it. Today Mrs. Hoff leaves here to go to America and she will come to you in Okeene. She will tell you everything that is happening here and how things stand. The money that you sent us we received with great joy. With it we bought a 2 year old Bullock for our Oxen which we badly needed. Every time we Yoke him up we think of you. Receive our deepest thanks for it.
We exchanged the money in Saratov and for every American Dollar we received a hundred and thirty Million Rubel. We paid half a Billion Rubel for the Bullock. The Dollar has already risen in price but livestock is also more expensive. We also wanted o buy a cow but there was not enough money for it. For now we can only thank you for your great help. Should things later get better here and less so for you, then we will repay you.
We have already written many letters to you; have you received them all?
Now we want to close with many greetings and we remain, with grateful hearts,
Your relatives, Mariakath. Haffner and children
Hugh Lichtenwald, from the farm in Monetta, SC
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