Malmesbury, 9 July, 1901

To my dearest and most precious wife, Taube Kretzmar, and to my dear children, sons David and Noah, and daughters Leah and Freda, may you all live and grow up in wealth and comfort.


My dear wife, I have not yet received your letter this week, but I hope to receive it tomorrow. I can tell you that TG I am very well and happy, may God grant that I hear the same from you. I thank you for every letter that you send me, and of everybody in particular.


May God grant us to hear good news from Simon Rapyk, who has moved from Tabakanet to Appelvernik. I did not know about it. Please write where it is and how it happened. What is the news in Simberig from the young and old? Everything that has happened since I left until now. It is pleasant to hear in your letters any news of people that I know.


From my side, I can tell you that I have no news to write about. I hope to send you some money next week, as much as possible. I wanted to send this week but I was very busy and I was also a bit short, but I will certainly send next week. Further, there is no news, keep well and happy as is the only wish of your true husband who wishes you the best of everything, Tuvye Kretzmar

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Letters courtesy of Phil Kretzmar