they would all join and dance round it in a ring whooping and hallooing throwing up their bows and arrows in a dreadful manner. I should liked to have seen them but so as they could not get the [illegible] on me.I must quit now for the boys are done with theirs and it is getting late so Adien John Charles Reid Write soon Buffalo Wisconsin Feb 22 1858Dear Sir I received your kind letter and poem in due time. I must say you have improved greatly in your poems. I suppose this is your best one. and I think it is very good I wont worried it this time so your hopes is fulfilled. You said you could only use yourself a week longer as a wisdom bin and as that time is past now I would advise you to take care and not lose anything out of it for they are precious bins. I hope your bin is as large in proportion as the wheat bin you talk of making and I hope you will not keep it all shut up but used it as occasion requires it so your neighbors will see the great benefit of it. well what next turn over00231
1858 Feb 22
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