This letter is copied from
the original written by Gussie Anniebell Brannon Harris (b. October 10,
1880) of Campbell, Missouri to her son,
Ben Adam Harris. The envelope is addressed to him at an address
that appears to be Morett, Michigan. The penciled letter written
on old lined paper is fading brown with age.
The letter was contributed by Phyllis Maulding Campbell.
Your letter rec yesterday we sure glad to hear from you glad you got there alright and found you a good job. What are you working at Ben you said for me not to hoe cotton. I will haft to hoe if I can. We can't get any store account. Can't get a dollar Riley works out ever day he can for Arthur and get meat and lard. I washed for Powell folks they owe me 1.26 they won't pay it they promised to pay me all money if I would do their washing so I could buy garden seed and flour for bread he said when Ben sent him some rent money he pay me I think it times dont get better I will leave this country. we are going to begain hoeing next week we just got to put in 6 acre of cotton and about 5 and 6 in corn I got 211 sweet potato plants out and 250 tomatoes plants I have got 6 quarts of straw berries caned if I had sugar I can get lots of fruit. Ben if you can send me money to buy sack of sugar and vinegar I wont to put up cucumber pickles and Beets I am working hard to have something to eat this winter. I wont you to get a good place I hope you come home when you get your Job what are you working at I not heard from Earl yet Bertha talks like she coming home in July I sure love to see her and the kids Ben I didn't get to mail your letter to you yesterday the mail carrier didnt run I Just come in from hoeing my potatoes and tomatoes it sure wet We had light storm last night
It is mail time right now. I can't write much Annie said whe write next time so be good boy ans soon.
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