John H. Riley
December the 12 1866 Henry County Indiana Sir Mr Mur[illegible] as a Friend I seated my self to drop you a few line to let you no that I am well and hope that these will find you the same good blessing, times is toerble hard hear as for money Matters and as I am a new beginner at the Bisiness it will keep me digging for the first year or till my crop comes in I a Friend in need, is a Friend deed, this is my intension is to get some money and through friend ship to, and if you want Security I will get that for you and good to, for as long as 6 or 7 Month or till I get my wheat out in harvest this mon at I told you I was going on his farm if I was there I could [illegible] you I think and talk over some thing would be sadifactory to you. I am oing some and if I don't com up, it will go hord here after as I am a beginer and this is my reason for calling on you for $40. if you have it to spair and not a fraid. if therd is any thin at is in the may dont
Henry County, Ind.
1866 Dec 12
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