Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
with no means & almost no crops for so long though the Land is good if we only had the moisture. J. has been trying hard to sell it this last summer & Fall for money or more saleable property & had a prospect of selling to a man in Iowa who had a lot of Boys & wanted a big piece of land all together for a stock farm but at the time he was to come & look it over sickness in his family prevented him J has put it into the hands of a Land Agent promising him $500 if he can make a sale but at present for land there is almost no sale only there is more hope of ours so much of it being together, well being helpless in the meantime he J. wrote to the Land Co. stating his case & asking what they would do with him if he failed to raise
1890 Dec 24
Original letter dimensions: 39 x 13 cm.
Reel 06, Image 0781
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