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  • Gambling. Licenciousness, Profanity - and Sabbath Desecration are the sticking characterstics of our people; and of no portion more than those at Seattle - of course there are few honorable exceptions. We have two distilleries - eleven drinking establishments, one bawdy house - and all the drinking as well as at our three hotels, gambling is openly practiced; and Sunday is no exception.These are the influences we have had to encounter in our e... more
    Gambling. Licenciousness, Profanity - and Sabbath Desecration are the sticking characterstics of our people; and of no portion more than those at Seattle - of course there are few honorable exceptions. We have two distilleries - eleven drinking establishments, one bawdy house - and all the drinking as well as at our three hotels, gambling is openly practiced; and Sunday is no exception.These are the influences we have had to encounter in our efforts to build up an institution of learning. I need not say it is discouraging and well-nigh hopeless.I am seriously inclined to resign and seek a more congenial field of labor. The pecuniary consideration here - $1500 - and the rent free, of a commodious house is every way satisfactory and probably much better than I can expect in Oregon - however the cost of living here is much in advance of the same in your state.Should an opening occur at Salem where I could be of service in some department of the University - mathematics preferred -... less
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