I recieved your address from Cousin Hanna a few days since and hasten to write. I am going to school this winter. I heard of little Franks death and sympathize with you in your bereavement. My cousins have met with sad afflictions since last hearing from them. I was much surprised to hear of Uncle’s death.
Aunt Sarah has moved out west to [Penna?] Guthrie Co Iowa They like it very much.
Moses Baker (Lewey’s husband) has gone to mercantile business and is prospering finely. The Atlantic & Great Western Rail Road is completed as far west as Mansfield Josiah Naftzger intends building a warehouse on the Rail-Road Bridgeport is building quite rapidly and will in a short time have good business facilities
The roads are very muddy and indeed are almost impassable. There has been very little snow this winter and the weather has been very mild with the exception of two or three days. Please send me your and your wife’s photograph. We have one of yours but I should be pleased to have one of later date
I will close as I have nothing more of importance to communicate. Please give my love to Cousin Mary and reserve a good share for your self. Please write soon and believe me