Newport Sept the 28, 1845
Dear Father and Mother I again take my pen in hand to informe you that we are all well and hoting this May find you enjoying the same blessing from God. I have not heard from any of you since last May and it seemes an age to me some times I imagin that thare has something serious hapend thare and you hate to write and again I think that you are all enjoying yourselves to gether and do not think of me and how glad I wood be to hear from home I have the promice of going home next spring if there is any good chance to go and we kepe well. Uncle Arby and litle [Pursis?] was hear and stayed a fiew days about to months ago. Arby was verry harty but [Purses?] was verry unwell and lookeded bad Watkin has had a leter from thare sence and they were all well [Perses?] had got quite well again.
John says that I had beter wait and not go home till I get abel to take Mother a nice present. I am afraid I cant wat that long. And so I tell him that grandmother wood be jest as glad to see me if I did not take her as nice a present.
Uncle David is away on buisnes he has ben gone to weeks I hardly now whare but some part of Ohio I think. I saw grand Pa [Newe?] on the stret the other day and he said he did not hardly now whare [Powell?] was
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