The great army of unemployed, the requesters of jobs which never materialize, may take comfort from one who was in their predicament 30 years ago. Last week the following letter dated Aug. 30, 1895, to the late Senator William P. Dillingham (TIME, July 23) of Montpelier, Vt., and never answered, was made public in Cleveland :

Dear Sir: If I could get into a good office I am thinking of reading there for some time or perhaps finishing my preparation for the bar, rather than going to a law school. Is there a vacancy...

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