Margaret [Muir Reid]
Saterday night Brother John Margaret says that I must write some but I declare that I don't know what to write for she write first and tell you all the news and leaves nothing for me to write. well you father is here tonight studing the Bible for his sermon for to morrow, he has been here all the week mostly [illegible] of straw wood & potatoes to save time so that we can go to ploughing, we have got in sixty acres of winter wheat and got the potatoes all in the [illegible] and commence plowing, in regard to the fence I think that we will get along still I think that he has no right to it but any think for peace sake. David & Charles have settle their affairs. Charles has paid Dave $100 down the other in 3 years that is $100 every year. that leaves David short of $100 on Everest payments I received a letter from Everest stating that he must have that $100 down before he can deed the place. David has changed his mind of farming his land next season [lets it out to John?] Dick & Harry. We have just heard of the death of [Martan Maynard?] girls [illegible] this morning she is going to be buried tomorrow their has been 2 more died within the last two week. John let us so live that we may be prepared to go in [heaven?] from John
1862 Oct 8
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