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Transcribe Arnold, William. Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1883-06-04)
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nwh Elmira, June 4. 1883. Mr. Henry A. Ward. Esq.
I am anxious to improve myself in taxidermy, with the view of following the art as a business. I write to you prompted by hope that I may be able to obtain in your employment, the training I desire.
I am a young man,go on 21 years, german by birth
and fairly well educated. I learned the trade of fure cutter by my brother in law in Germany and have had mode _ rate experience in the preparation of taxidermists work. I am sure you would find me useful in many ways; and for the present a remuneration sufficient to pay my actual living expenses would satisfy me.
Will you kindly say whether you will consider the
proposal of engaging me? Respectfully Yours William Arnold. i/c J. Beman, Post Office. Elmira, N. Y.