|Catalog Number||1986.06.17 a-b|
|Title||KID CANT SID[E] STEP LIKE HE US[E] TO BUT THE FRONT END OF HIM IS STILL WORKING FINE, THE|
|Object Name||Letter, Illustrated|
|Artist||Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)|
On the letter, Russell illustrated a fight, that involved former boxer, Kid Fredericks. The event took place near Russell's Bull Head Lodge in Glacier Park.
The message, in black ink, reads: "Aug 25 1917 / Friend Bill I got the box of good things and the new corn and I filled up till I had to loosen my ladigo[.] it was surtenly good feed[.] I saw Kid Fredrucks here the other day hes holding down a ranch north of here. The Kids looking good but hes got something wrong with his hind legs[.] he packs a cane but they say hes still good with his frunt feet[.] / You remember him he was a light weight fighter in the lawliss days before the good people came when nobody owned a kee[.] / a few weeks ago the Kids out with sim lumber jacks clearing for a new rode[,] one of this bunch is a guy that loves to lick cripples[.] one day he says something to the Kid that aint flattering and Kid comes back with som talk telling him what kind of ofspring he is at the same time apoligising to the lady dog[.] Theres onley one round the Kid cant sid step like he usto but the frunt end of him is still working fine an he aint for got the geography of a human[.] he finds this cripple hunters chin hart wind dinner and kidneys[,] and when its time for the gong to ring Mr. truble starter is in the timber mighty grogy feeling his way toards Whit Fish an he aint been heard of since[.] / Well Bill news is scattering up here so I will close with regards to yourself and the bunch[.] / Your Friend CM Russell."