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From Thomas2 York to Henry2 York.
Geraldine5 Savage has the original.

Dear Brother, I recieved your letter last week & was very glad to hear from you & glad to learn that you are blest with the prospects of a fine harvest.  I see both your letters to Fred & Charles.  I don't know why they don't write, but Fred said he made enquiries but could not find any one who wanted to go.  You see that except it was some one who wanted to see the country or had a notion of remaining there, it would hardly pay to go just for the harvest.

Bella Bumstead went aay about 2 weeks ago to Maryan.  Suppose she will be there by this time.  John Henry is home now.  He came when school closed & not feeling very well.  Is making a longer stay than usual.

We had a very dry summer and the crops are very light.  A good many farmers will have a dificulty to get through the coming winter.  Joseph Atkins and Mr. Denton had each of them half a ton of hay off of 7 acres.  The grain crops not much better.

I have just got through picking my plums.  I had a very good crop.  I sold 14 bushels of red plums & 21 cases of other kinds.  I got a dollar & half a bushel for the red & a dollar a case for the others.  I have a large crop of apples but I expect the price will be low.  If they dident charge so much for freight you might get all the aples you wanted from here.

I have not seen John to speak to this good.  He promised to come last Sunday but did not.  His son John has been ill of a fever but is better and able to attend to his buisness again.  He sent his coousen word that he was saving 50 dollars a month, so he has got a pretty good berth.

I shall be glad to hear how the young McDonalds are getting on when you write again.  We recieved a letter from Lydia on Tuesday this week.  Very glad to hear that you had escaped the frost.

We are holding pretty well in health this summer but I am not able to do much in the shape of work, and don't expect to be any better than I am at present.  The rest of the folks are all well.  I don't think of anything else at present.  The wether very fine but still dry.  Yours truley, T & A York

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