Correspondence between F. Takano and S. Gompers

7)  FT to SG, May 7, 1894.

126 Gold Street
Brooklyn, N.Y.
May 7, 1894.

President Samuel Gompers
American Federation of Labor
    Dear Sir--Owing to the limited times I have in my disposal and the crowded mails from Japan, I have been forced to neglect to thank you for a copy of American Federationist you have kindly forwarded to me.   I have read the same with much interest and have been gratified with many valuable information.
    With the letter I have enclosed a postal note which you will please hand to the Secretary as my year's subscription to the magazine.
    Reading over the history of trade unions, I found many guiding lessons in organizing Japanese workmen.   I intend to translate it to Japanese to be used as one of Japanese labor literature.
    I thank your invitation to write an article for the magazine.   I will hasten to do so at earliest moment, hoping at the same time that you will kindly pardon deficiency of my limited knowledge of English.
    As I am intending to leave here within 2 or three weeks and will go over to your city to seek some employment, I will call upon you at that time.
Yours truly
F. Takano

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