Cyrus Cornelius Pratt to Ruth Fletcher, 1881 June 4
Yours was rec'd in due time. The same day I rec'd a letter from aunt Wyatt, a
thing that has never before in my life, letters from my two
loved relatives the same day & they so
far seperated. Mrs W. was then in Fondu Lac Wis. She is now in New Hampton Ia.
& will come to see me this Summer.--I was indeed very glad to hear from
you. it seems like old times when I can get letters from my relatives. We are
now all comfortably well. the Babies have been poorly for a-while but are now
all right. I had hoped to have their Photos for you by this time. but the change
I have recently made in business relations has kept me on the jump all the time.
My taking hold of this Association will materially aid me. I think I can easily
realize $5,000. per annnum. it opens out beyond our most sanguine expectations,
but will demand my undivided time for a-while and I fear will oblige me to put
off my visit to Vt this
year. I must "make hay while the Sun shines" as I have children to look after now. I have $26,000, Life Ins' & if I drop off suddenly like my Father & Mother did they will not be left destitute like I was. My health is fine. and I will try if possible to come this year. but I fear I cannot as I am now needed every day.
I heard from Mary recently they were then all well.- Auntie you aught to write to Bro Levi. he lives at Mt Ayr Ringgold Co Iowa. It would make him truly happy to hear from you.-
Please give my Love to Uncle Andrew, Aunt Lydia & her Husband & to your children. Hoping you are all well I send with much love
Your Affectionate NephewC.C. Pratt