Catherine Smith to Henrietta and Andrew Craig Fletcher, no year May 13

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May 13Tuesday morningMy Dear children

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I will pen a few lines to let you know that we are well and able to pull our selves out of the mud if we dont venture out far the rain has been pouring down in torents for the last 24 hours you know the result no work done by the farmers yet the milk goes to the factory which lightens our work a great deal george Alvord has gon to Mass to seek his fortune. the last news we had from Edward was the letter you sent us William and wife will

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start for they will stop in Ill a short time home the last of June Will is a little blue just now he had a fancy team he refused $6.00 for them before he left Charley writes one of them got killed last week come over if you can write soon

with much loveMother

Mother is quite feeble this spring