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
disoblidge you self to comodate me for I will pay you for the use of it Mr Murse this is asking rite most of a man as short acquaintings as our but dont think hor and if you cant let me have the Money I want you good will and answer in god fealing and if you every pas through this way come and see me and wilcom you please to excuse my poor wrigting and spelling that is one reason I did not write sooner no more at present But hop to remain your Friend John H Riliy Mr Murse
Knightstown Po x.E. [illegible]. Henry [illegible]
Henry County, Ind.
1866 Dec 12
Original letter dimensions: 25.0 x 20.0 cm
Riley, John H., "Letter from John H. Riley to John Muir, 1866 Dec 12" (1866). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1207.
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