to go to California and he wants to travel I wish you could take him on one of your travels he has got lots of [sand?] and can stand hardship as well as you and I and is a good boy I do not work as hard as I have in the past I could of been a partner but id not want it although he has made money all the time but I did not have the courage you know John my education was lacking and I thought I had better be free although he would go away for months at a time and I had full charge and everything would be all right when he would return. he has seven stores here in Worcester and I am at the head and as I say I get good pay own my house and a farm I keep a driving horse and we get about all there is to live forHow plain I can see all of those faces as I read them in your letter but it seems sad about [illegible] poor girl I used to feel sorry for her she would beg so hard for me to give her something to eat and she would open her mouth and I would milk into it and somehow her mother would find it out I would like to see G[illegible] Keney and have often thought I would take a trip out there and see you all J M [H?] has best you and I [go?] and with the 4th wife. but I am not surprised to learn that his first wife (Al[illegible]a) got a divorce from him for they were ill mated I always liked her only that laws of health that she practiced on herself and on Casy & [illegible]oy I never liked to see anything hungry and you know they were often02960
1902 Mar 9
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 12, Image 0261
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