Dinsdale, Matthew / Matthew Dinsdale papers, 1836-1897: Folder 3
Linden 9th October 1849 PDF (4.5 MB)
Thomas Alderson Magnokata Drebugne P.O. Iowa United States. Dorothy enjoys good health, and is quite cheerful and content. I expect to see Ann very soon,=within two weeks. I have not heard from her lately. A few weeks ago I was at Hazel Green, all were well. George and Eden were intending to remain there I was at Richland the whole of one night, and you may be sure there was not much sleep for any of us. He is well _____ well, and must be doing well, he is much pleased with Wisconsin and thinks his prospects good. ________ I never saw Alice look better. Every time I see them We have a talk about her Mother. Tell _______ we often think about her, and that we want for nothing that is good for us. She may be quite at ease about Alice as she has enough ____ to spare. I brought Mary Middleton to Janes on my return, she was with them about a week. How are __________ remember me to them. I am sorry to hear of Elda___ accident, but hope by this time he is better, give my respects to him. We have had a dry summer, but on the whole a pleasant one. THe farmers say the potatoes are a small yield but I do not hear that they are aflicted with the rot. WHeat was harvested well. The best flour sells fore two dollars a hundred lbs. Oats 15 ot 20 cents a bushel, potatoes 37 1/2 to 40. Onions .50 cents. Beef 3 to .5 cents a the Ham 10 to 12 1/2 cents a lb. Pork/pickled 9.
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