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Blackwood Texas July 9th 1880
Dear Friend I have been writing a good many letters and had forgotten that I owed you a letter. I have been very busy visiting around, going to fish fries, and hauling, and repairing the galery, and cleaning off the yard. I have had a very bitter fell of the yard & galery. I was at Wiesses Bluff last tuesday week. Arch P. fell in with me on the way down. he said he thought he would get to Beaumont in time to meet the train and go to Orange that night, that is the last news of Arch. We are all will, the children are boath as fat as they can get, growing very fast Stuart is growing fast and is now beginning to cit up some. Eddie is learning to talk some he can say look there, see there, and all gone, wee duck, get up Jack, it is impossible for Missouri to slip off from him and go to the garden. He will go too, and he will not come back until he gets two bunches of gra pes. The hooping cough is going all over the country, children dieing with it. I havent heard from Mag lately. I heard that the worms had eaten 40 acres of Mr Smiths corn, a tolte [total] loss. Savers family are well.
I saw Alex Frigier Rob Swift, and Fenba pass in a mule wagon this morning, do not know where they are going. Recieved a letter from [?] Llaw yers. Stuart and Glenn in quiring after her interest in this country they said she was needy. I answered them, and made a great many inquiries a bout her. if they answer them, we will know all about her. I shiped your double plow by Dr. M Jones Wednesday. I forgot to ask him about the Bateries. You nead not send any more, I wanted them for an old mare, he don't want them now. Rob if you please [?] [?] [?] if he owes done Reeves anything, or if he has had me credited with ten dollars. If he has not, and owes him, get him to charge Reeves and credit me, Reeves told me he would have me credited there with ten dollars. He owes me for the hire of a horse and keeping one of his, if you can get the ten dollars, and still want to see the cow and yearling at 15.00, get it and I will pay you the balance soon, and take the cow and yerling. My paper is out so I must close give my love to Kate and children, all write soon remain yours Truly RC Mc[?]