11-18-60time you was writing him a letter. he says he would like to have you here on a certain day butt I suppose we must be contented without you. There is some talk of Wiliam coming to work here this winter and I suppose Joanna is going to stay too. Joanna is wearying very much for her letter I think I am about through now John, remember me in your prayers and may God bless and prosper you my brother Margt________________________________________________________ Hickory Dale, Nov. 18th, 1860 Well Brother Jonathan , I suppose you know that the folks up in the woods has to practice economy so according to that principle, I will write my letter here, and thus save three cents. I was helping Mr. Cripps to thresh yesterday and the threshers were asking about you I should think you was quite a gentleman! If I saw anybody hunting cows in a carriage here I would think he was crazy on good grounds too. I would like very well to hear that piano and Miss E. P. playing on it. do tell me how it sounds, and if I had better get one. I feel as though I would like to come down and spend the winter with you for I have the prospect of a pretty tough one here We have got through with our folks work, and have commenced chopping I guess we are going to break another 'dad' next year, which will be pretty apt to keep Bill Reid, Jim Sanderson, and Dan & Dave pretty busy and I devoutly hope out of mischief. We are all quite well and are very glad to hear that you are so well We never miss you at home now any more than we do Sarah. When do you expect to come home. ever I must now finish up so good Bye If we should never meet again here, may we at last meet at the right hand of God So prays your affectionate brother David the folks think it funny that you never date your letters nor write your name at the end 00245
Hickory Dale, [Wisc]
1860 Nov 18
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