Glen Ellen, California, July 25, 1315.
At the end of the first paragraph of your letter to aunt Eliza regarding
the beginning of sohoolj - I am curious to knew what grammar school teacher or what what
high school teacher taught you in gTamraar to say: "and lunoh money and allowance for
Bes3 and I"?
Really, suoh grammar is horrible.
I have told>fiunt Eliza to send you & 19.80. You see I have subtracted the $2.50
from the $22.30 you made as a total. I did this because I note that aLnt Eliza, in
response to your request for $10.00 for vacdtion money, sent you an additional $5,00
for the Fair. Aunt Eliza sent you this additional $5.00 on her own responsibility and
without consulting with ne. This was all right for-«int Eliza to de, but, after suoh
generosity on her part, I am rather a trifle surprised at your ooming book and asking
for the |2.50 for the July allowance.
I have also told/Hiunt Eliza that it is not necessary for you and Bess to
have seperate accounts at Smith Brothers. You oan have the one acoount and each of you
oheck eff the items that you have purohased, and then when both of you have checked off
all the items and can oertify that the bill is OK, forward the bill as usual to me hero
at Glen Ellen. I am sorry that your mother's sllowance, as well as the allowance of
grandma, and nanny Jenny, is delayed. At the present moment I am very short of money
and this delay is unavoidable. None of my bills
been paid either.
No, I am not going bankrupt, I am merely pinched for money at the present