Letter from Homer Dampeer
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Dampeer, Homer S
DescriptionLetter from Homer S. Dampeer to Mims Williams, requesting a $20 loan.Local identification number: \\ContentDM\CHARM_Original_TIF_Storage\Williams (Daniel) Papers\Folder 7\20-130Oct 4th 1936 Mr Mims Williams Magee, Miss Dear Sir: I am writing you a confidential letter and ask you very kindly to read and give same your careful consideration. I was born at old Westville Jany 25th 1878 and my Father was the late W W Dampeer, who was a whole brother to my late aunt Chartie M Gaskill, whom I am sure you knew both quite well. I havent [sic] lived in Miss in several years and done office work all my life until 42 yrs old when I tried farming. Knowing nothing about it I lost $2500.00 cash in 1920-21 & 22 & you remember what 1920 was. Cotton went from 40 c to nothing. On top of that I stuck to farming & learnt to be a very good farmer & worked like a negro until 4 yrs ago when Dr advised me to stay out of field. My wife & I came to N.O. year ago last June & bought out a rooming house, [page 2] but overhead was so great could not make it without running a regular sporting house and we would not do it. Besides we were too good to people and let them beat us out of $125.00 and we finally went broke & lost every thing we had-we have a little money oweing [sic] us that we will get but dont [sic] know...