This letter is from William H. Ellis in Lewisburg, Tennessee to his younger brother, James (Jesse) Walker Ellis in Kingston, Texas dated 8 April 1913.
Transcribed by: Joan Pappa
April 8, 1913
Lewisburg Rout 6
Mr. J. W. Ellis deare brother and family as I cant here from you I will rite you to let you no I am still in the land of the living and haven't forgotten you this leaves me tolerbel well only I have arthr__?? rite bad some days I think some times I will come west but the road seames so long I dread it so bad I may try it if I don't get beter later on
I was at Wileys a few days ten days a go they was all tolerbel well Wiley has a stomace trouble but is a going all the time he sais for you to rite him
We have had a very disagrerable winter but not very cold but a heap of rain hardly any farming done yet they ar a looking for Milton Seat to dy he had a stroke of paralasis his wifes mind is still on balanced he has soled his farme to a darkey for ten thousand dollars and moved to Petersburg I here that you have soled your farm well I recon it is well a nuf it has cleared tha much off of your mind and body but don't breake up house keeping for you ar then shure a nuff broke up
Well this leaves all of the family well hoping this will find you all the same love to Calley and Irine an all the children
Rite soone may god be with you all un til we meat again
W H Ellis
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