D. F. Abbott
[illegible] years ago. - - - Well , my brother has been dead about 12 years, & my sister 11 years. Both died on this block of ground where I am [illegible]ting. & I am 69 next Aug., 5th. Soon we shall all pass over. All Seth's family (but oldest son) "Mr. Sabin's" & my family have been members of this little Ba[illegible] [illegible] in Oxford, Mr. Sabin was [illegible] up a Pres. - but ships into M, E. or [illegible]ong. if it is the most popular. He has done a wonderful sight of good. - - - One year ago the 18th ult. my wife left us for better company. We lived to-gether 33 years. I stay with Emory Rice (son in law thro the week & come to O. o[illegible] S. I worked in harvest, & last fall picked wheat to machine a month - got lungs & head full of dust - & am not quite so well since.3. Well, doesn't it seem as if the world has got about to the jumping-off-place. People live now about as much in a day, as they did in 50 years, a century ago. And also, isnt wickedness in high as well as low places, being f[illegible]ted out?I wonder if indeed, the milenium will be ushered in with 1915 - unless sooner by the time being shortened.Well, I have not said much about myself - & guess it would not interest you much, after what I have written. I taught two winters in N.Y. then 6 yrs. in Wis. & 6 in Ill., then failed farming in d[illegible]thy Kan for years. I can only count 2000 - about, of my pupils. - O, a few days ago I picked up the following of Mr.03828
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