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This document is very informal; almost intimate. Currently, business letters are more to the point, and almost cold with no personality. In this letter, the author, Guyon Miller, goes into detail about his struggling business, the Downingtown Manufacturing Company. Miller goes as far to call the year 1930 "disastrous" for his business, and gives a bleak feeling about its future. He also uses the word "herewith" which is rarely heard anymore. If we did not have a date with this document, the use of "herewith" tells us the letter is from a much later date. Throughout the letter, Miller does show compassion and regret for what he feels is a small amount to donate to Berry. Miller ends the letter by saying, "Hoping that this small amount will be of some help, I beg to remain yours very truly." Again, his wording shows emotion and gives this letter more feeling from the author. He is actually begging Berry to think of him as "yours very truly." Through Miller's words, he displays regret and compassion: regret that he cannot give her more, and mercy to be on good terms with Berry. Intimacy and candidness can be seen throughout the whole letter, especially with its ending.
The treasurer of the Cosmopolitan Club sends Martha Berry a letter acknowledging the check she sent to pay dues to the club. The letter is sent from 133 East 40th Street.
Letter to Mrs. P. W. Harvey explaining that Mr. Harvey already made the required payment and she does not owe the schools any more money.
Martha Berry notes that she has not been given credit for the payment she made on her lot. She also notes the total of the payments she's made, which is $110.50, and asks if he will send her a statement of all the payments she's made.
Miss Emma Toney Williams writes to Martha Berry expressing her thanks for the preserves she received. Along with her best wishes for the new year, she also encloses a check for five dollars to pay for the preserves.
Mrs. Stevenson Burke's secretary writes to Martha Berry enclosing a check for $300 in school expenses.