Letter 6 William Weaver to Herbert Hardeman
Note: Richard Hughes transcribed this letter in early 2008, and he notes, "I decided to retain the original phonetic spelling .", so it may be difficult to understand at times. "Original copies" of the letter below can be found by clicking the above links.
Sussex Waukesha Co.
Dear cousin Herbert Hardeman,
I received a letter from you stating my father James Weaver had been with you a few days whitch I was very glad to hear from and to now that he was well and enjoying himself with you . I have just received a letter from him when with your Father he seems to be having a fine time with him of which I am very glad to hear. We like to see him take comfort in his old days. We hope he will be spared to get home to us all safe. If any of your folks should come to this country you must come and see us.
Now Mr Hardeman we have got a very wet season this year our wheat generally looks very well except some low lands whitch suffers with the wheat. Barley and oats look very well Indian (maize?) is very backward for the time of the year whitch crop if we lose is a great loss to us in the way of making pork.
If you see Father before he comes home give him my love. All is well at home. We shall be looking for him home about the first of August.
Our hops have got the fly and lice and then some but cannot tell what damage they will do yet. I see the same complaint in your country.
The company that Father went with is expected home tomorrow. We expected Father would come home with them when he left home. We would like to for him to have company back if he can in case he should be sick.
I donít know that I can interest you mutch as you are not acquainted in this country but shall be happy to hear from you at any time.
My respects to you all.
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