Bismarck Aug 12
Yours of the 2 at hand Was glad to hear you are well as this leaves us at present. If you can live on Hay you must have enough of it I have 125 tons made and will make 100 more we are verry busy it is as bad as harvesting I am glad to hear they got along with the harvest as well as they did Enclosed you will find draft for One Hundred Dollars Tom Welch will cash it for you You can put all our things in a Dry Goods Box and Ship them here I will Send My Keys in a Newspaper to you and you can put my clothes in my trunk and Buy a trunk for yourself and get them checked and they wont get lost when you go to St Paul Buy yourself Some good clothes for the fall and Bring an alarm clock with you
Celia wont be any trouble if you Bring her along She would have a good time I think Richard could do as well here as any place They paid from $26 to $50 a month all last winter and there is lots of wood chopped here he could get a pass from St Paul they send men up free to work on the Rail Road Pay your Father for the Horse Blankets and lumber I got from him when I left it will take me 2 weeks to finish haying
Let Me know when you will Start dont Be in a hury as I am So busy We will have to live in town for Some time before I get a house built
You better Stay in St Paul a while and get your clothes made
Give My Love to all the folks and a kiss for yourself I am coming down in the Spring after Cattle
Your Loving Husband
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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