1871 :: 09-11 from M. C. Vick Jan 23, 2011 17:37:14 GMT -6
Post by benotforgot on Jan 23, 2011 17:37:14 GMT -6
Monday, September 11, 1871
I received your letter sometime ago. It found us all well. Well I hardly know how to answer your letter as I have no news whatsoever to write.
Our folks are housing corn and it is turning out better than they expected. They have got seven or eight bales of cotton picked out. They are getting nine hundred lbs to the acre. I think they are about half over.
We have plenty watermelons yet. I dried about a peck of peaches unpeeled. The peaches was very small.
Mrs. Vick Parker and Mr. R. Minshew was married last Thursday nite. They didn't give any supper and didn't invite anybody so they said.
I was at a quilting at Mr. Bill Sykes not very long ago. There was about twenty people there. They has a nice time.
I was also at one at John's and one at Thomas's. I had a very nice time. We have quilted several quilts this fall preparing for the cold north wind.
The free school commenced at the academy in Lexington this morning. I don't know the rule.
There has been a protracted meeting going on at Prospect about four miles from here. They baptized yesterday and I don't know how many. They have put off the protracted meeting in Lexington until October on account of the church not being finished.
I was at a barbeque and a democrat speaking. They had plenty to eat but it was badly managed. There was a good many people there.
Della, & Vicy, Susan, Nealy and Joe, Billy, Jim all took a ride down to Willey Vick's Sunday was a week ago. It is ten miles down there. They was all well. Miss Rachel was not at home.
Axium came up to the barbecue Saturday. He has but one leg. He started back home this morning. Vicy is complaining this morning with the headache.
John's baby is better. He has been sick for the last two months he has two teeth. He can not walk yet. The children has got well of the sore eyes.
It has been tolerable dry here for the last two months. We sowed turnips but they did not come up.
I bought a side saddle but I have never rode it yet. I haven't rode a horse since I have been here. I have got a gray pony I want to ride before long.
Well I must close. Write soon and tell sister to write. Give my love to all.
M. C. Vick