1870 :: 09-18 from M. C. Vick Jan 23, 2011 18:42:17 GMT -5
Post by benotforgot on Jan 23, 2011 18:42:17 GMT -5
Sunday, September 18, 1870
Your kind letter of the seventh of July was gladly received. We are not all well here. We have all been sick. Mostly with chills and fever.
Old Mrs. Vick has been down about three weeks with congestion of the liver but is better. Thomas's folks have been sick. Judy has congestion of the stomach and brain but she is better. The doctor said there was a great bit of sickness on Santone Prairie. That is about ten or twelve miles from here.
Mrs. Perry has lost the most of her school. There was a teacher come from Miss. and they stopped to go to him. He was president of the male academy in Miss. Nely and Chely Sykes is going to Mrs. Perry.
John Valentine's wife has a daughter. I have not been over to see her yet.
Joe received a letter from sister the other day and I was glad to hear from all but sorry to hear of so many deaths. Where was old Aunt Harriet living?
Della said tell sister to please answer her letter and you too and not answer it to Vicy. It looks like she gets more letters than anybody and don't write no more than the rest. I think your dresses are pretty.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry were over to see us Saturday. Her baby is so pretty and fat. Mr. B. Sykes has bought land joining Johnson Perry.
I have picked 1100 lbs. of cotton out of my patch and it is ready to pick again. They are all on their heads picking cotton. They pick from 150 to 250. It opens so fast it looks like they never will get it out. We have beautiful dry weather to gather it in.
The association will commence next Friday. It is about twelve miles from here.
Our garden is sorry. It burnt up. Our potato patch is sorry but we will have plenty to eat. The ground is too rich for them.
Britton Valentine has been quite sick. He is better.
M. C. Vick