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Unformatted text preview: five times the greatest amount that people in the community had ever made. People were then able to buy the things that they wanted and the church was packed on Sundays. 2. Letters like these that were received in European countries would have probably raised some discussions among the family on whether they too should move to the Americas. Willie appears to be having a lot of success, but it is hard to tell with all the numbers (like the one thousand dollars amount to about 8 in English money, 8 what? 8 pounds? 8 dollars? Eight thousand?) It looks like he is able to buy a lot of things at a cheaper price....
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- Spring '08