Ills Brown County December the 25th 1858
Dear Brother and sister I take the presant
opportunity of writing afew lines to you
to let you now that we are all well at
this time and hope when this comes to hand
may find you all well we receivd your
letter on the 11th Dec and was glad to hear
from you all agane I can inform you that we
had avery wet and cold fall and winter so fare agred
eal of rane and snow the depest snow we had
was about shoo outh deep but thare is nun
on the ground now but we have atolarble cold
chrismas as you requested to know what kind
of timber we have in this country thare is
white oke black oke red oake Spanish oake and
hickrey black white and scaly barke black walnut
white walnut mulbery cotton wood wile
chery elum and lin wood shugar trees sicamore
and buckei buroake severl other kinds too tedous
to mention the under groth is mostley hasle
and shumake I can inform you that we
have bought one cow and calf for 13 Dolars
and another one for 15 Dolars She has no calf
but will have in afew days we have
also bought 15 hed of sheep for 15 Dolars
and 2 bee stands for three Dolars we have
a fine stock of chickens and plenty of eggs
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we receivd aletter from D Headrick and
B H Frank yesterday which stated that
they was all well exept Benjamin the wag
gin had run over his leg with alode of
plank on it and hurt it very bad I
suppose he write that he was going to start
to NC in acople of weeks I gess he is
thare now if he had luck we would
like to know how you are acoming on fixing
to move for if you ever intend to move I
think the sooner the beter if you will
move next fall we will come to see you if
nuthing takes plase more then we know
of now for we expct to go to Mo next
fall to look at the country and if we
like it beter then we dwo here we shal
move thare but the land is just as good
as we went the worst falt is it is so mudy
but I think it is that evrewhare whare
the soil is deep So I must quit for this
time it is getting darke write as soon as
you can respctflly yours
William Boss
to Alex Frank

December 25, 1858



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


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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
September, 2011
Michael Ellis
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