John Spafford to Joseph Spafford, Joseph Spafford to John Spafford
We can’t hardly think you get your writing materials as cheap as you tell of. We heard by the Ludlow boys they had to pay .06 for stamps &c. I don’t know what the Ludlow boys write but I told you the truth in regard to the prices of writing materials if I ever spoke the truth in my life
Do you use Tobacco and where do you get it? And how much do you have to pay for
it? I use a very little, hardly ever smoke, or chew. Not near as much
as I did in Vt. It is only a little dearer than in Vt. Do the boys
divid with their friends when they have a box? Yes Hyle gave his
nearly all away the first night it came.
How much did Smith have to pay on his box? I don’t know. When we send we must try & send something that will pay. What do you want most? I don’t realy know but will try and find out out before I send if I send at all. Have you got your dress coats? How do your stockings last? We have got our coats. My stockings last very well tho’ one pair of them needs a little darning Are you comfortably clothed Have you pockets in your clothes If not I can send you some to sew on. We have one pocket in our overcoats, two in our pants two in our dress coats. I have 3 in mine.