Harris Family Papers


Letter from
Alfred Hopps
to George W. Harris

June 1, 1866

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Terre Haute  Ind

                 June the 1st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1866


Sir Friend George         I this eaveining after a long
delay take my pen in hand to Right you a few
Lines in order to let you know that i am Well at
present.   hoping those few linse Will find you Enjoying
much plesure and also gd good health
I Received your kind letter and was glad to hear
from   I had not time to answer it then and i
thought i would take time this Beautiful Eavening to
Right to you and tell you how things are moveing long
Evry thing all Right here and with the forked End
down  I have Bin plowing vary hard for Som time
and i have Some time to spend in to the Shad it
looks vary much like Rain now  I hope it Will
as the is ground is vary dry  But the corn looks nice
I was down in the field yesterday Where Jacob hoops
Was plowing and he said his corn was so Weak it could not
Bare the dirt
Well George i aint married yet.  I think it
Will Som time or the Will be non left  for me
tho Was four last Week
the Boys and Girls are all Well and they all Want
to mary



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Well George I Close my Short Letter
I have a Sore arm and cant Right very Well
and you must Excuse me this time.  i have another Letter
to Right to Tennessee
                                    You must Right Soon 

                        your Friend Alfred Hopps

                              To G W Harris



  *Note to researcher:  This letter has been transcribed by Archives staff verbatim
as the words appear on the original written page.  The spacing, punctuation, and
capitalization are identical.  Words that are unclear have been enclosed in brackets.