[Original at Jack London Ranch]
Written from Ranch
Charmain in Fabiola
Hospital after birth
and death of Joy (their only child) at birth
August 2, 1910
D ear e s t My-Wo man:-
The papers were slow in getting started because my signature to open
letter was typed and they feared it was a fake.
But, honestly, I believe I've got Samuels' goat 1 He's afraid to come
It's election time, you know, and I think enough botes will be swung to
Also hush mention it not 1 got a tip from Noel to-day, which
remains to be investigated and proved, namely (l) Samuels is partly interested -
in Muldowney's dive — how, I do not know. And, (2) one of Samuels relatives
owns the ground and the building rented by Muldowney. Noel is looking it up.
Election the waterfront, other places, there are any number of men,
not socialists, who will remember me and scratch Samuels' name from the ballot.
Incidentally, Muldowney goes on getting more public notoriety for his
place, and is sorry he ever met me. He'll have a job living down (police)
the notoriety I've given him.
There is a daily published in Oakland named The Mail, I believe. Look
up and send me what it said yesterday. Don't forget to-day's Call and Chronicle.
Two letters, on strength of evening papers publication of letter, show
how some votes will swing.
I am saving all your letters. I only destroyed one the "blue" one
in which you worried about me and Samuels.
(signed) Your Own Man.
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