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1880, November 8
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Walker, Mo 11/8/1880
Mr. E.M. Jones
Dear father I seat myself to write you a few lines. We are all well at present and hope this will find you the same. I will tell you what we are doing I am going to thersh this week I expect we will have 500 bushels of wheat and 200 of oats wheat is worth 75 cents a bushel oats 20 corn 25, potatoes 45 cents, apples 25 ct, butter 15ct a pound, eggs 15ct a dozen. Good steer calves is worth 15 dollars a piece cattle of every kind is high here at present. Hogs is worth 5 1/2 ct a pound. I have got two old sows and 15 pigs 8 that will weight a hundred a piece and one boy that will weigh 500 pounds. I am going to eat him. We have got 45 herd of cattle of all kinds. We have got a fine girl at our house a very find girl and the old woman is as crow as ever. This country is in prospering condition every thing is plenty. Coal is worth 8ct a bushel we live 9 miles from the timber raw prairie land is worth from 7 to 10 dollars an acre. We have the best country here for al purposes here that I ever saw but it is selling up so fast that the cattle business is about ruined here.I weigh 200 pounds mag is fat as a pig.Amen
Oliver Walker, MO Vernon County Missouri
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