Lake Spring March 8th 1858
Dear Brother
I Seat my Self to
inform you that we are all well
at the presant time and I hope
that those few lines may find you
all in the Same State of health
we had a mild winter tell febuary
then it Set in Cold and it has been
Cold Ever Since Coffee is worth 16 2/3 cts
per lb Shugar 12 ½ cts per lb Domestic
11 cts per yd Spun thread 1.40 cts per Bunch
Shoos mens good 1.65 pare and
Boots from $3 to for Dollars
according quality Molasses 55 cts
pr gallon Callico from 8 to 15
good wool hats 1.25 pease wheat 50
cts per Bushell Corn 20 to 25
Bacon 8 cts per lb milk Cows
from $12 to 18 work Cattle from
25 to 50 Dollars per yoke Horses
from 50 to 100 Dollars the wood
work of waggon is worth 25 Dollars
that is the runing gear
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game is getting Some what Scarcer
Some Deer yet I have Kiled one old
feller Since I have Been here there
is plenty of Turkeys I want you to
get gillcrease to have me a gune put
in order two feet 8 inches long 75 Balls
to the pound percushion Lock half [1]
Stock Silver mounted and I want
you to Bring it out in the fall
when you Come and I will pay
all Expense Make him inshore it
to hold up 200 yards I want you
to write me what has become of
leonard Smith and [????] ward [2]
wether they have wrote or no
Land is Silling from 250 to
500 Dollars per Acre the public
land is all gon here But west of
this there is some Land warrants
worth from 90 to $100 per
Acre So Nothing more at
But Remains yours
David Headrick

  1. 75 balls to the pound = about 40 calibre
  2. Ward’s first name crossed out
March 8, 1858



David Headrick's brother; Jesse M. Frank's Father


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
September, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2011

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