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while the sections of country

that had rain enough to

make plenty of corn, have

suffered from rust in their

cotton, caused by too much

rain.  Our only hope now

is that the short crop may

bring a high price & therefore

somewhat remunerate us.

Our family are generally

pretty well, Sister Josie &

children have been with us all

summer & will remain probably

all winter,  John came over to

our marriage & spent a month,

The season for picking &

ginning cotton is now upon

us, & we will be very busy.

Do Miss Bettie remember me very

kindly to each member of the family

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