A Misunderstanding: Luzie to Arnold

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From Luzie Hatch to Arnold Hatch, December 11, 1938:

First of all I want you to be assured that until now I had always to live simply, economically and wisely and that I never intended to live here in another manner. On the contrary I never spend a cent if it is not necessary.

Stephen asked me whether I need money, and I answered that I already spent a lot, but that I have enough. So he said I should write to you if I am low in funds, and I told him before writing I would prefer to sell my jewelry and my fur coat as for this special purpose I bought these things in Germany.

I am not at all discouraged, but as now I am accustomed a little more to all those things I didn’t know before, I feel quite happy and hope quite confidentially that I find a job within the next time.

I shall go to different places and hope that there will be a chance for me. Also on Tuesday and Wednesday I’ll try to find work and let you know the results at once.

Dear Cousin Arnold, please be convinced that I really don’t live without regard to expense, and please be so kind to show your brother Stephen this letter, so that any other misunderstanding will be avoided.

Yours, as ever,
Luzie

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