Author: [Bold=] John Dokes, Jr
Location: DeRuyter, Madison County, New York

Recipient: [Bold=] Big John Dokes

Location:

Date: [Bold=] September 30, 1866  

Document [Bold=] No. 21
Type: [Bold=] Letter                                    

Dear Farther

My health has been very poor     I am now up and about but I need much rest

Money is very tight here now that no cheese is sold     next month should be better

My Business is increasing all of the time     but I need more money to carry it on     I paid $20 for a license the other day     Suzi and Joey both go to school now     they learn so very fast

Thy affectionate Son
John