1893 :: 11-26 from Joe H. Vick Nov 27, 2010 18:00:24 GMT -6
Post by benotforgot on Nov 27, 2010 18:00:24 GMT -6
Texas Nov 26th 93
Wayland Stephens Co
Miss Amanda Boyd -- Dear Aunt --
Once more I will try and write you a few lines it has been a long time since I heard from any of you I don't remember but it seems to me that it has been several years.
I have been in this country 2 years to day it is a very healthy country it is high and dry We have had a drouth here this year consequently crops are sorry I did not make more than 30 bushels of corn about 60 of wheat my Oats was tolerable good did not have them thrashed about 1/4 of Bl of cotton ?
I don't hardly know how we are to get along another year every thing is cheap enough but there is no money to be had I have bought me a good place 160 acres nearly 100 in cultivation have an artesian well of good pure water near the door have paid a little over $1,000. dollars and have about that much more to pay next year and the next and if we have another dry year or too I dont see how I am to do it
Our children are all going to school 1/2 day but the youngest she is 5 years old this month. We have a good school about 80 scholars two teachers the principle is from Miss his name is ?. P. Jones We have another teacher living near us from Miss his name is Webb he says he went to the A&M college at Starkville he is a cousin of ? and Tom Bexley Also another our J. E. Taylor I think maybe he went to school to cousin Letha some where our school is not more than 300 hundred yds
we have two stores post office black smith shop gin and mill here we are 14 miles from a R.R. and 12 miles from the county seat Breckenridge. The people up here are a nice clever people There is no negros here don't think there is one in the county Charlie and Belle and Vicy are all living up here Nely is still living in Lee
I have thought that maybe I would be able to visit my native state once more some of these days but it seems that times are so hard I dont recon I ever will I would like to see you all and our old home I would like to see some of my old schoolmates what has become of uncle Jimmie and uncle Richey and uncle Ben and how are they getting along is times very hard out there
Well I must close the family all join me in love to you all I suppose you are living at uncle Richeys yet Tell Aunt Nancy to write and the children
I remain as every your nephew
Joe H. Vick