This letter is from James W. Thomas to his wife Mary A. Reddish Thomas. The letter is
dated 1866, they've been married 7 years, and for some reason he is in Warsaw and she
living in Wyoming. Within the next four years they will have left NY and migrated to NE.
Names mentioned, or explained: Thayer, Keith, Sherwood, Little[?], Saffin,
Warsaw, April 24th, 66
Companion of my youth & fellow laberer for an inheritance here and hereafter as I
greet you through the Post
for the first time if affords me pleasure to announce to you that I arived safe at the
corners here in the center of the univerz [university?]
in order to get on the coach
I had to run as far as Thayers and leave O S Keith abruptly I leased the Little home to
Benney Sherwood and left the key with O.S. she wants to move on Monday next I want B R or
R R Saffin to hang the paper. there is ____ at O.B.s at 18th that she likes. please see
that it is done and that it is plastered. I did not have time you had better ride down
with Father when he goes to work and let them have the other key and if they want a
lease[?] give them one and make other arrangements. Margie thinks with her power over the
human hart she could get her to buy have her try. I think she will give 75-0 try her
for 775. you could do as well with her now as by & by. get her right and you might
get 800, as she wants to stay in Wyo. try in some shy way to find out wether Pa is going
to use his oak plank in a year or two. I covit it very mutch ____ would not spare his. I
lack enough for 3 wheels. tell the good people that I hope to see them again in the flesh
if not may we meet above where Emigrantation (sic) is not.
I wont send a kiss the driver might hook it. I remain ever your weded Husband.