October the 23rd A.D. 1857
Mr Ino Farver
Yours of the 28th last month was not received until a few days ago, owing to my being absent from home (in Georgia) fer several days If you have not made arrangements for overseers yet I can still be hired at a fair price, and would be glad to make a trade with you, if it is too late I will give you a hearing again next Summer fer 1859.
H F Scarborough
[Transcribed by Stacy Bryant, June 2005]
[Edited by Tina Bernath, June 2006]