not be a very handsome picture. I would like to have your picture too, but would like to see you better than your shadow. I have no news particularly to write to you. Things are going on here about the same as when you were here, only there is this difference. I have got a sister now which I have not had the pleasure of saying for twenty-four years before. Daniel got a great disappointment the other day when they got Amy's letter with the intelligence that David was to get the watch. Dan had been working for some time making [a] hickory case for it, but he says he will make it into a snuff-box. The boys send all their best wishes for your welfare, and accept mine also. And now, John, I hope God will be first in all your under- takings. Remember, without his blessing you cannot get along so well, therefore remember him always. I am not so good a boy as I ought to be, but I can say with one of old, by the grace of God I am what I am. Goodby, John, and may God's blessing be with you. Your sincere friend, W[illiam] Reid.627
1861 Mar 9
Original letter dimensions: 22.0 x 40.5 cm
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