In the letter Cooke discusses money that his grandson has sent him (which he has not received), and he explains that he will be unable lend Edward anything: "...I am in debt at present and probably shall be till some favorable turn takes place...My...
In the letter Helen discusses Willie's education (and advises him to use a dictionary); the possibility of visiting her son at school; crops and weather in the area; social events; and upcoming weddings. A transcript is included.
In the letter Willie discusses his new clothing, local events and activities ("I have been whortleberrying several times"), and mutual acquaintances. He also expresses concern for his mother: "I feel very sorry for you mother, and I hope you will...
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