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Quincy Ill.
August 6 1871

Dear dauter

I seat my self to rite you a few lins hoping they will find you and Mr. Smiths all well. We are all well at present. I hear you have a sister up thare. You are well of for sisters for you have one hear 9 months old and I want you all to come down for peaches are plenty and everything els. The markets are run over with every thing you want to eat.

We have plenty of appls ware we live but now peach. John has gon to Cancas but I am looking for him home. He drove a mans team out for him. He wanted to see the contry he has herd so much a bout so he touht he goe and see for him self. Your father wants you all to come down for he wants to see you and he thinks Mr. Smiths wood in joy the viset. We will have conty fair 4 of next month so I will look for you all. We live 921 Vermont Street. Tell the bus man ware you want to goe and he will find the place for you. Rite soon as you get this from your mother (illegible) to Sarrah Overdorf.

NOTES: I believe this letter was written by Margaret Mary (Shreve) Smith...Sarah (Overdorf) Smith's mother-in-law.

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