Fourth of July
 

Fourth of July

At the age of nine I have to support myself. Freeze and starve I did. Sometimes eat bark bread, but that is over now.

Should I come to Sweden now, I would take my cap or hat in hand and bow and stand on ceremony, but here in America a worker and an official are equally regarded, even our honored president Roosevelt himself would not look on me with contempt, if I take my hat off or not, when I speak with him.

Appendix 7: "The Emigrants's Own Stories", Swedish Emigration Commission Report, 1907[a]

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