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INSmith Ltr 21

Author: Isaac Nathan Smith
Location: DeRuyter, Madison County, New York

Recipient: Friend Rogers Smith

Date: September 30, 1866

Document No. 21
Type: Letter

Dear Farther

I want to hear from thee very much My health has been very poor for about 3 weeks I am now around but I need rest very much

Money is very tight here now no cheese is sold

My Business is increasing all of the time But I need more money to carry it on as I should I paid $20.00 license the other day Nellie and Mary Elisabeth both go to school now they learn so very fast

I am now Town Clerk and have been Corporation Collector of the Village have Collected nearly $500 tax so people have confidence in me out here I have worked to hard this fall I want to come and see thee but I am afraid I cannot get money enough to go with until after the Holidays

I saw Jarvis Johnson the other day and he wanted me to have the ask Moses Huntington if he remembered Jarvis Johnson of New Hampshire

Mary Elisabeth is about the smartest girl in her school I send a Phograph of DeRuyter Institute Did thee get my Photograph

I sent thee some papers a spell ago

Write me all of the news around out there

I have to work so much that I get worn out at it now a days To tell thee of Bisness my gold and steel pen Bill was $44.71 the other day

I will send the girls C[?] when I hear from thee

Thy affectionate Son
Isaac N Smith

Why can we not live near each other. I want to if we can get together some way
The girls each send Grand Pa a kiss

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