Letter from Bergman, Leibisch to Simonsen, David

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A letter from L. Bergman, President of the Chewra Kadischa in Skala, to D. Simonsen can be found at the following link: Letter

In the letter, Leibisch Bergmann asks for support for six orphans. It is a very polite letter. The grandfather of the children was the only relative of the children. His son has died earlier. The grandfather who has been president of the "Chewra Kadischra" has died recently. He has impoverished and lived of the support of friends. The underaged orphans now do not have anything to make a living. The community itself is small and poor and not able to deal with it. So Leibisch Bergmann as guardian asks for support. Name of the man who died or the children or the adresse are not given.

Omer Vanvoorden: Correspondence Card Austrian Post
To : Highly born Mr Königsheim in Sehnde, Provinc of Hannover
Poststamp Stamped 'Skala'
Stamp : Sehnde bei Lehrte (Jan 9, 1892?)
Round stamp L.W. Bergmann , President of the Chewra Kadischa in Skala / Galicia.

A transcription is not possible. So I put in what I can make out and invented some wordparts knowing the other card.

I think L.W. Bergmann had no reaction for the last letter and asks again for help for the old men's orphaned grandchildren.

What is there for sure:
L.W. Bergmann refers to a recently written request for aid. The words heart, benefaction, without resonance, suffering, shame, support, 100 old man, beloved son,

A benefaction the Allm--ty (g-d)will reciprocate. In this hope of a good answer greets
L.W. Bergmann

Euer Wohlgeboren! Your honor
Vor unlängst war ich so frei an Euer Before recently, I was so free at your
Wohlgeboren ein Unterstützungsgesuch mit Honor a support request with
blutendem Herzen zu … bleeding heart to .
bis meinen ohne to think without
Resu(nanz?) blieb. Euer Wohlgeboren sich (resonance?) Remained. Your honor is
von Wohltat wissen es welche of relief to know that
Schlimmen Leiden mein ..sebalter Terrible suffering .. my sebalter
und noch dazu Scham and, moreover, shame
und ..un Unterstützung nahen and .. un-related support
darf .. bitt must .. bitt
100 onher 100 onher
Greis det vor Old man det ago
Alt des the old
Grabe un digen ver Grave un-ended ver
senent im ein geliebter Sohn bittlich todt zurück senent in a beloved son bittlich dead back
kgela gabt ist un berücksichtigt kgela gabT is considered un
was diese fällige what this mature
Wohlthat der Allvater reichlich vergelten Blessing of the All-Father abundantly repay
wird. In dieser _östenden Erwartung zeichen Ergebenster
will. In this östenden expectation sign resignation Rochester
L.W. Bergmann in Skala zu Galizien

From Google translate
Your honor!
Before recently, I was so free at your
Honor a support request with
bleeding heart to ...
to think without
Resu (resonance?) Remained. Your honor is
of relief to know that
Terrible suffering .. my sebalter
and, moreover, shame
and .. un-related support
must .. bitt
100 onher
Old man det ago
the old
Grave un-ended ver
senent in a beloved son bittlich dead back
kgela gabT is considered un
what this mature
Blessing of the All-Father abundantly repay
will. In this _östenden expectation sign resignation Rochester
L.W. Bergmann
in scale to Galicia

A follow-up postcard can be viewed (PDFs): Postcard - back Postcard - front