June the 21 1849

Dear brother

I now take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well as to health   [G]osey and his family is all well    I am going to board at [G]oseys and work on my land two months and then I am going to Flordia    Alfred is going to school to Mr Hornida    he boards with Hornida   Mr Loch wrote to you and sent the letter to Fort Michael   Lewis [---- ---] run-away and come back and if you don’t mind you will loose your money   I have nothing to write to you  but you write to me    There is a gradeal of more pleasure in a maried life than in a single life but I don’t think you have tried it long enough to know a bout it   I wold like to see you how you look with with a wife   The small pock is ragen about Hawkins ville   I want you to tell Pollyan if she is not mad I am fore eye don’t forget any thing in a week


[Transcribed by Stacy Bryant, June 2005]

[Edited by Tina Bernath, June 2006]

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