I will leave in the morning at 5 oclk for
Oxford, by way of Vixburg, up the River to Memphis
and down to Oxford on the cars. I went up to
Durant Depot last night "in route" Ox - but the
stages failed to come on account of the bad roads
so I came back to Pickens Station on the 4oclk
train. I should have written you one this
but it is characteristic of me to neglect en-
tirely my business, when I have but little
Pa received Jerrie Sanders letter informing
him of the birth of a grandson. I am a poor
hand to trace kin but I recon it will be my
nephew. Enough to make me begin to feel
ancient " What do you intend naming him."
Give him a familar name. - nothing far
fetched, nor difficult to call. I wrote this
merely to tell you to write to me at Oxford,"
for without an accident I will be there
in three or four days. The girls of the
neighborhood are enjoying good
health and (I hope) peace of minds. Bettie
Frazar complains of you
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