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Ross W. Smith letter to Walter J. K. Bracken, June 10, 1903

60-A June 10, 1903. Dr. J.K.W. Bracken, Los Vegas P.O., Lincoln Co., Nev. Dear Sir:- Beg to acknowledge receipt of your favor of the 1st inst. in regard to house-keeper and cook for the ranch, and that you prefer a woman. I note the woman who is now doing your work on the ranch has refused to stay longer unless we give her a servant girl. We believe, as you do, that this work can, be handled by one person, but it is very hard to obtain a woman who will go from Los Angeles to the ranch. I have talked this matter over with Mr. Clark and it oc-curred to us that a Chinaman would be the best person in that place, as if we get one that is willing to go, they are nearly always stayers, and in our Commissary we find them very good workmen. I will take this matter up with the Manager of the Commissary Department and advise-you what he thinks of the matter. I think it is impossible, however, to get a woman here who would go out on the ranch unless it would be some woman and her husband. Please let me hear from you by return mail on this subject. Very respectfully yours, (Signed) ROSS W. SMITH. Secretary.
Ross W. Smith letter to Walter J. K. Bracken, June 10, 1903
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Letter discusses the need for a new house-keeper and cook at the Las Vegas Ranch. Smith addresses the problems with hiring a woman and suggests hiring a Chinese man.
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